Military

RFMF committed to peacekeeping

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) will not withdraw from peacekeeping duties in the Middle East in spite of three soldiers injured in Sinai last week. Two Fijians serving with the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) were injured in two blasts caused by improvised explosive devices at North-east Sinai region, Egypt, last Thursday. And […]

Calvin Prasad

September 15, 2015 9:00 am

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) will not withdraw from peacekeeping duties in the Middle East in spite of three soldiers injured in Sinai last week.

  • Two Fijians serving with the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) were injured in two blasts caused by improvised explosive devices at North-east Sinai region, Egypt, last Thursday.
  • And Private Kiniviliame Cabemailau, was injured by a stray bullet during an engagement between the Egyptian Armed Forces and militants at North Camp in the Sinai desert last Friday.
  • All three are reported to be recovering well in hospital.

RFMF Land Forces Commander Sitiveni Qiliho, spoke to Fiji One:

The Prime Minister had made a commitment at the UN General Assembly, for Fiji’s participation in UN peacekeeping missions, even though the MFO (Multinational Force and Observers)  is not part of the United Nations.

Government has made a commitment to world peace.

We can’t just be there when everything’s quiet, Fiji has made a commitment.

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