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Natuva concerned about safety of Fijian peacekeepers

July 12, 2015 6:48 pm

The safety of Fijian peacekeeping troops is of paramount importance and will be one of the issues discussed at a meeting this week with officials at the United Nations in New York.

Minister for Immigration, National Security and Defence Timoci Natuva says the meeting will help clear the air about the situation on the ground.

“There are also issues in regards to the intensity of radicals inside the area of operations of MFO in Rome. We might want to look at the mandate in order to correct some of the issues regarding the deployment of our troops in there.”

Natuva will also be visiting the 130 soldiers in United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and Iraq, Sinai, Golan Heights and the Police officers in Africa as well.

The minister adds due to the volatility of the area in the Middle East he will need the green light to actually visit these places.

The delegation will leave tomorrow and is expected to return on the 5th of next month.