Armenia’s Defence Minister visits UNIFIL

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2 Nov 2018

Armenia’s Defence Minister visits UNIFIL

An eight-member Armenian delegation led by the country’s Defence Minister, Davit Tonoyan, today visited the UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura and the Mission’s area of operation in south Lebanon.

While in Naqoura, Mr. Tonoyan held a meeting with UNIFIL’s Acting Head of Mission, Imran Riza, and Acting Force Commander, Major General Shivaram Kharel. The discussions focused on the situation in the UNIFIL area of operation and the important contribution made by Armenia in implementing the Mission’s mandate.

Later in the afternoon, the Minister and the rest of the delegation, including Armenia’s Ambassador to Lebanon, Samvel Mkrtchyan, toured the Blue Line and visited Armenian peacekeepers in Shamaa.

As one of UNIFIL’s 42 troop contributors, Armenia currently has 33 military personnel serving with UNIFIL