20 Jun 2013

Fiji gives nod to UN peacekeeping in Golan Heights

6:13 pm on 20 June 2013

Fiji's government has confirmed that it agreed to a UN request for peacekeepers in the Golan Heights and they'll be deployed at the end of June.

Some 170 troops will join the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Israeli-occupied territory along the border with Syria.

Last week, the UN said Fiji infantry and transport troops would replace contingents from Croatia and Japan.

Suva says it is confident its 35 year Middle East peacekeeping experience will serve the observer force well and it is determined to continue its contribution to international security.