Nikolai Dashkevich. Prime Minister of Estonia Taavi R?ivas, located on a two-day visit to Lebanon, where he meets the conditions of service of the Estonian peacekeepers in the mission, UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon), said the professionalism and high morale of soldiers, said on the first day of the week, the press service of the Estonian government.
The Prime Ministers of Estonia and Finland Taavi R?ivas and Juha Sipila on the first day of the week arrived with two-day joint visit to Lebanon, where they will familiarize with the conditions of service of the peacekeepers in their countries and will meet with senior Lebanese officials. On the trip accompanied by the commander of the Estonian defense Forces General Riho Terraces.
The Prime Ministers of Estonia and Finland will meet with UNIFIL head of mission, the command of the Finnish-Irish peacekeeping battalion, the Prime Minister of Lebanon Tammam Salam and Parliament speaker nabikh Beria. The parties will discuss the situation in the middle East, the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, the humanitarian situation in the area.
meeting with current R?ivas said that the presence of peacekeepers in Lebanon as important as the presence of NATO allies in Estonia.
"Disturbing developments in the middle East, and Ukraine incessantly make us fresh challenges that We must resolve Together with other States, partners and associates. In the name of peace ought to carry out daily work. Your presence gives local residents a sense of Security. We appreciate your dedication, professionalism and high morale. Guarantee the world here in Lebanon, you ensure peace at home in Estonia, " said R?ivas.
first, Finland made a proposal to Estonia to participate in the peacekeeping mission Of the joint Finnish-Irish battalion (FINIRISHBAT). From the Estonian contingent was formed mechanized infantry division, with the participation of staff officers. At the end of may about fifty Estonian soldiers went to the area of the peacekeeping operation in southern Lebanon, UNIFIL.
The United Nations interim force UNIFIL placed in southern Lebanon in Accordance with resolution 1701 of the Security Council of the global organization, which brought an end to the war with Israel in 2006. Together with the Lebanese army peacekeepers monitor the demilitarized zone near the border of Lebanon with Israel.