Fiji, Suva – Yesterday US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Tony Greubel donated four vehicles worth approximately FJ$487,000 (US$224,000) to the Government of Fiji during a handover ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Barracks of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF).
Chargé Greubel said, “The United States is proud of the partnership we have built with the Department of Defense and the military forces of the Republic of Fiji. We commend the RFMF for its continued contributions to United Nations peacekeeping operations around the world and are proud to offer these vehicles in support of training operations at Blackrock Camp.
The four vehicles are part of a Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) package that includes 11 vehicles, two forklifts and four generators. Three vehicles and other equipment were delivered earlier this year, and the remaining four vehicles will be delivered in the coming months. These donations are part of the broader U.S.-Fiji security cooperation that promotes regional peace and stability. Fiji has provided the Republic of Fiji military forces to peacekeeping operations for over 40 years, and these vehicles will be used to help prepare for future missions.
Through the GPOI, the United States works with international stakeholders to achieve and maintain the operational effectiveness of peace operations and promote international peace and security. The mission of the GPOI is to strengthen international capacity and capabilities to execute regional and United Nations peace operations by improving the skills of partner countries in sustainable and self-sustaining peace operations and by strengthening the capacity of the United Nations and regional organizations to carry out such missions.