Italian Defense Minister inspects her country’s contingent in South Lebanon

NNA – Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti inspected on Monday her country’s contingent operating within UNIFIL in south Lebanon at its headquarters in Tyre’s Shamma, accompanied by a high-ranking delegation from the Ministry, Italian Armed Forces Commander General Claudio Graziano, Italian Ambassador to Lebanon Massimo Marotti and a high-ranking military delegation.

Greeting Minister Pinotti and accompanying delegation upon were UNIFIL’s Western Sector Localities’ Commander, General Ogo Chello, and a number of Italian officers and peacekeepers.

Pinotti and her accompanying delegation listened to a detailed explanation on the nature of the current situation and the mission of the Italian peacekeepers in the south, as well as the projects and services provided by the Military Civil Cooperation Bureau for the benefit of the local population.

Pinotti hailed the efforts and sacrifices of Italian peacekeepers for the sake of consecrating peace in Lebanon and the world, thanking them on behalf of “the Italian government and people for their sacrifices to establish security and stability in this region of Lebanon.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.