Ghana’s Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia became the first Ghanaian official at the highest level of state to visit the country’s troops serving under the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the presidency said Friday.
The vice-president was in Lebanon on Thursday to witness the award of United Nations medals to Ghana’s contingent attached to UNIFIL.
This is the first time a president or vice-president has visited Ghanaian troops in Lebanon, although Ghana has supported UNIFIL with troops since the inception of the mission 40 years ago.
This is the 85th battalion the West African country has contributed to the UN peace efforts in the Middle East conflict. Enditem