In his first official meetings as UNIFIL Force Commander and Head of Mission, Major General Stefano Del Col made separate courtesy calls to top Lebanese officials in Beirut today and yesterday, including with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, the Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri and Prime Minister
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today had separate meetings with designate Prime Minister Saad Hariri and members of the diplomatic corps as part of his farewell tour and to update on the work of UNIFIL.
In a sombre ceremony today, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary, fellow peacekeepers and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) paid their last respects to a fallen Indonesian peacekeeper, who died of medical conditions on Monday.
In the mountainous area of Shab’a, in south-east Lebanon, a Lebanese goat farmer welcomes Lt Col Bhupender Bishnoi to his farmstead. Lt Col Bishnoi, a UNIFIL Indian peacekeeper, is the only veterinary officer in his contingent.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Stefano Del Col of Italy as Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).