Golan Heights - Detention of 43 United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) peacekeepers

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The United-Nations announced that 43 Fijian peace keepers deployed in the Golan Heights were detained by Syrian non state armed groups.

The Embassy of France in Suva expresses its solidarity with the Fiji government, Fiji Military Force, families of the detained soldiers and the people of Fiji in these difficult circumstances.

The members of the United Nations Security Council, of which France is a permanent member, strongly condemned this detention and demanded the unconditional and immediate release of all the detained United Nations peacekeepers.

The United Nations is making every effort in this direction, and to restore the full freedom of movement of the Force throughout its area of operation.

Published on 29/08/2014

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