Fiji ready to re-engage in Lebanon should duty call: Bainimarama

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with the Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Al-Hariri. Picture: SUPPLIED

FIJI is incredibly proud to have played a role in uplifting Lebanon to where it stands today.

This is what Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said to his Lebanese conterpart, Saad Al-Hariri, during his visit to the Fijian troops in the Middle East.

Mr Bainimarama said Fiji stood ready to re-engage in Lebanon should duty call, and wished Mr Al-Hariri well in leading a responsible government that would bring Lebanon into a brighter future.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the nation’s progress to newly-heightened levels of peace and political stability.

Mr Al-Hariri thanked Mr Bainimarama for Fiji’s unwavering and outsized support of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which has been critical to politically stabilising the country and keeping it on a steady path to development.

He praised the character and goodwill of Fijian Peacekeepers, saying they went above and beyond the call of duty to build strong relations with local communities in Lebanon.

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