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RFMF marks International Day of Peacekeepers

May 29, 2018 2:53 am

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces marked the International Day of UN Peacekeepers at the Black Rock Training Camp in Nadi today.

RFMF Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto says that this is an important event as they send at least one thousand soldiers on average yearly for peacekeeping duties.

“It’s the sacrifice that our men and women do but not only them also their families sacrificing to stay behind and allow their sons, daughters, husband and wife to go across in parts of the world that need help.”

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Naupoto says the 29th of May offers a chance to pay tribute to the contributions of uniformed and civilian personnels who have served or are currently serving in peacekeeping duties.

“They go into peacekeeping missions with a heart that is committed to doing what is best for those people.”

According to the Commander, Fiji has also lost 56 soldiers during peacekeeping duties.

Currently more than 700 Fijian soldiers are serving in various parts of the Middle Easter under the UN banner for peacekeeping duties.

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