Portolano visits NEPBATT contingent to express his condolences

APRIL 29, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano, paid on Wednesday a visit to UNIFIL Nepalese contingent in Meis el Jebel, where he met with NEPBATT Commander Lt. Col. Rajendra Mani Giri and expressed his condolences over the recent disastrous earthquake in the country, which has resulted in the heavy loss of lives and property.

Major-General Portolano said, “The reports of the destruction caused by the earthquake are still coming and it’s clear that many lives and property have been lost. On behalf of UNIFIL, I am here to extend our heart felt sympathies to your country and to all peacekeepers whose families and friends have been affected by this tragedy, particularly to the peacekeepers whose loved ones have been killed and injured.”

He paid tribute to the Nepalese peacekeepers who have served and continue to serve in UNIFIL while observing a high level of professionalism, dedication and courage.

It is to note that, the Nepalese contingent in UNIFIL is comprised of 850 troops.