Talks on deployment in New York
July 12, 2015 1:07 am
A delegation from Fiji will be meeting with the United Nations in New York next week to determine whether more peacekeeping soldiers need to be deployed on overseas missions or if the number will decrease.
Minister for Immigration, National Security and Defence – Timoci Natuva will be attending the meeting along with RFMF Land Force Commander – Sitiveni Qiliho and Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald.
Natuva says there are several other issues on the agenda.
“We’ll be talking about the mandate, the area of operations, what is the future for the deployment into Syria because at the moment our troops are on the Israeli side of the boarder and we have to know the future deployment and plan accordingly on what we have to be prepared for in regards to if they will be deployed to the other side.”
Natuva says this meeting is part of his biannual tour to visit Fijian troops serving in various place in the world like Golan Heights, Sinai, Rome, Iraq and even Police officers in Africa.