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Report by: Ritika Pratap
Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Al-Hariri has praised the character and goodwill of Fijian Peacekeepers during a meeting with Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama.
Al Hariri says the Fijian Peacekeepers went above and beyond the call of duty to build strong relations with local communities in Lebanon.
The two leaders met during Prime Minister Bainimarama’s annual visit to Fijian troops in the Middle East.
Al-Hariri thanked Bainimarama for Fiji’s unwavering and outsized support of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which he says has been critical to politically stabilising the country and keeping it on a steady path to development.
In the meeting, the two Prime Ministers, who last met in 2016, discussed the nation’s progress to newly-heightened levels of peace and political stability –– a development that has resulted in the UN declaring the peacekeeping campaign there a success.
Bainimarama says Fiji is incredibly proud to have played a role in uplifting Lebanon to where it stands today, and thanked his counterpart for the hospitality that the Lebanese people have shared with Fijian Peacekeepers over the years.
He adds Fiji stands ready to reengage in Lebanon should duty call.
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