PM commends Fijian peacekeepers around the world
June 10, 2018 7:10 pm
“Driven solely by the pursuit of peace, Fijian soldiers have braved some of the most dangerous and volatile regions on Earth – their service spans both decades and continents.”
This was highlighted by Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama at a ceremony that honoured the courage and sacrifice of our UN Peacekeepers in Suva yesterday.
This comes as we mark the 40th anniversary of Fiji’s commitment to UN Peacekeeping Operations.
Bainimarama says for the past 40 years, Fijian Peacekeepers have defended the defenceless, protecting innocent civilians and children in areas around the world fraught with danger and conflict.
He says our peacekeepers carry on a proud legacy that stretches as far back as the First World War and that Fijians have answered the call of the vulnerable; bravely risking their lives for the sake of peace, wherever and whenever the need has arisen.
The PM also says the legacy of Fijian peacekeepers continues to this day through the nearly 900 brave Fijians currently serving as UN Peacekeepers around the world.
He states that we may we may be a small country but our commitment to securing a more peaceful, brighter planet for future generations is not small by any measure.