This week the Republic of Kazakhstan became the newest member of the UNIFIL fraternity with the arrival of 120 Kazakh peacekeepers to serve with the UN mission in furthering peace in south Lebanon.
In their ongoing efforts to help improve the lives of the people of their area of responsibility in south-eastern Lebanon, UNIFIL’s Spanish peacekeepers brought in six experts from Spain last month to teach local farmers on best practices in harvesting and milling of olives.
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, had separate meetings today in Beirut with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, the Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri and Prime Minister designate Saad Hariri.
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, today chaired a tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position in Ras Al Naqoura.
As Brigadier General Paolo Fabbri passed the command of UNIFIL’s Sector West area of operation to Brigadier General Diodato Abagnara at a ceremony in the Sector Headquarters in Shamaa today, the parade of Ghanaian peacekeepers stood out with their all-women performance.
Lebanese Caretaker Minister of Defence, Yaacoub Sarraf, and UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, met today in Naqoura to discuss efforts to maintain the overall stability in the south of Lebanon.