Belarusian peacekeepers may join UN mission in Lebanon


More Belarusians may join the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, the Ministry of Defense reports.

On May 21-23, the Belarusian military delegation led by ministerial aide Aleh Voinau visited Lebanon and Syria.

In the course of the visit, Voinau discussed the possibility of promoting Belarus’ presence in the mission with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon and the Lebanese military.

“During these meetings, Belarusian servicemen’s daily life, as well as prospects for broadening Belarus role in the mission,” the statement reads.

About 10,000 persons are involved in the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon. Its goals are attracting the world’s attention in order to render more help to the Lebanese army so that they could be fully responsible for the security in the country.

At the moment, five Belarusians – doctors and nurses – are part of the UN mission in Lebanon.

Belarus has a company of peacekeepers; 100 soldiers were trained abroad and ‘they are ready to serve ‘in every region of the world’, Defense Minister Andrey Raukou said in 2018.

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