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PM salutes Fijian soldiers serving overseas

April 22, 2015 6:30 pm

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has saluted the commitment and service of Fijian soldiers helping keep the peace in troubled parts of the world.

Speaking at the passing out parade for 480 cadets at Ratu Navula College in Nadi yesterday, Bainimarama says Fiji stands tall and proud and has a reputation far beyond its size and it’s because of the commitment of these men and women in the force.

He says for more than three decades, we have provided troops to the international community through the United Nations for its peacekeeping operations.

“As I’ve said before, these missions are the most noble any soldier can undertake – to try to prevent war, yo put ourselves between the warring factions to keep the peace to protect vulnerable ordinary people and to keep them safe. These missions are fraught with danger.”

There are currently more than one thousand Fijian soldiers overseas serving in Lebanon, Sinai, Iraq and Sudan.