President meets Fijian troops in Golan
May 21, 2014 1:52 am
President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau paid an official visit to Fijian troops serving in the Golan region yesterday.
Ratu Epeli was accorded a guard of honor as he visited Fijian men and women stationed at Camp Ziouani.
The official visit is the first by the Head of State to Fijian troops stationed there since their deployment in 2013.
A government statement says Ratu Epeli also held talks with Lieutenant General I.S Singha, the Force Commander for UNDOF in the region.
Lt General Singa conveyed appreciation and gratitude to the Fijian Government for honoring its international obligations through peacekeeping duties not only in the Golan but in other volatile regions across the world.
Fijian troops serve under the banner of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, more commonly known as UN-DOF.
The President is leading a delegation to visit troops in the Golan region accompanied by senior Government officials including the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Honorary Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga.
Later this week, Ratu Epeli will meet other Fijian troops.