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Inspecting of crisis management forces in Lebanon

11-13 March 2014

 President Niinistö in conversation with peacekeeper Lauri Peltonen during a maintenance flight to Lebanon. Some troops were returning from a vacation in Finland, but others were deploying on their first peacekeeping assignment. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic  President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and the Lebanese President Michel Sleiman inspecting the honorary contingent. On the President's right is the battalion commander, Lieutenant Colonel Kari Nisula. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic  President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and the Lebanese President Michel Sleiman inspecting the honorary contingent. On the President's right is the battalion commander, Lieutenant Colonel Kari Nisula. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic
 Chefs for the crisis management forces Sonja Niemi (left), Lauri Leppäkoski, Elias Saura and Roni Pohjalainen. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic President Sleiman and President Niinistö engaged in discussion at the Finnish base. The official meeting between the presidents will be held on 13 March. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic Accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel Kari Nisula, President Niinistö inspects the Finnish crisis management force taking part in the UN's UNIFIL operation in South Lebanon. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic
 At the base, President Niinistö met with Finnish peacekeepers.
 Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic  A total of 338 Finnish peacekeepers serve in the operation: 320 men and 18 women. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic  President Niinistö visiting the Finnish peacekeepers' observation post UNP 6-50. Since last November, Finland has been in command of the Finnish-Irish battalion in the At Tiri area. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic
 In the current operation, the UN peacekeeping forces are monitoring the border between Lebanon and Israel, providing support to the Lebanese armed forces and offering assistance to the local population. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic In the photo: president and peacekeeper. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic  The President looking out towards the border at Irish observation post UNP 6-52. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic
 President Niinistö and the UNIFIL Force Commander, Major-General Paolo Serra. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic  The President signing the camp's guestbook. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic

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