Withdrawal of one Nepalese Company
In response to media queries, UNIFIL Spokesperson issued the response below:
UNIFIL has been informed by the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) that the Government of Nepal has agreed to contribute troops to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan, Syria.
Due to the urgency of this requirement, the Government of Nepal has decided to withdraw one Company from the Nepalese contingent of UNIFIL in order to deploy it to UNDOF. The Government of Nepal has committed to replace the Company in UNIFIL during the next rotation of their troops in early September.
This decision has been communicated to the Lebanese authorities.
After its withdrawal, the Nepalese Company will have no further connection with UNIFIL and will move under the direct supervision and authority of UNDOF.
Within UNIFIL, the temporary shortfall will be made up by enhanced presence of reserve Units in the Nepalese AO until September when Nepal provides the replacement Company.