Update: 11:00AM PRESIDENT Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will visit Fijian troops serving in United Nations peacekeeping missions overseas as part of an effort to boost morale and gauge the challenges facing our troops.
Ratu Epeli, in his role as Commander in Chief of Fiji's armed forces, will visit troops serving with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights in Syria, those with the Multinational Force of Observers (MFO) in Sinai and another contingent with the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS).
He will be accompanied by Defence Minister, Joketani Cokanasiga and RFMF Commander Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga, who is also making his first visit as army commander.
"The President intends to visit the remaining Fijian troops serving abroad with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the United Nations Mission in Liberia at a later date," the Ministry of Information said in a statement this morning.
During his tour, Ratu Epeli will also visit Fiji's Diplomatic Missions in South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia.