FIJI / PEACEKEEPERS MEMORIAL

16-May-2019 00:01:51
During his two-day visit to Fiji, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres paid his respects to country’s military and police officers who have fallen while serving as UN peacekeepers. UNITED NATIONS
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STORY: FIJI / PEACEKEEPERS MEMORIAL
TRT: 1:51
SOURCE: UNITED ANTIONS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 16 MAY 2019, SUVA, FIJI
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1. Wide, peacekeepers memorial
2. Med shot, memorial
3. Pan right, Guterres and Inia Seruiratu, Minister of Defense walking
4. Pan left, honor guard
5. Pan left, Guterres taking wreath and walking
6. Wide shot, Guterres laying wreath
7. Close up, guard
8. Med shot, Guterres bowing to memorial
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Fiji has been a strong and committed partner in peacekeeping. Fijian soldiers, Fijian police officers, have enormous determination, enormous courage and some of them unfortunately have lost their lives protecting the lives of vulnerable people – women and children, in some of the most dangerous places of the world. And there is a depth of gratitude that all of the international community in relation to Fiji that I want to express here very clearly.”
10. Wide shot, memorial
11. Med shot, Guterres and Seruiratu standing still
12. Wide shot, Guterres and Seruiratu walking
13. Various shots, Guterres shaking hands with officers
STORYLINE
During his two-day visit to Fiji, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres paid his respects to country’s military and police officers who have fallen while serving as UN peacekeepers.

Guterres said “Fiji has been a strong and committed partner in peacekeeping. Fijian soldiers, Fijian police officers, have enormous determination, enormous courage and some of them unfortunately have lost their lives protecting the lives of vulnerable people – women and children, in some of the most dangerous places of the world.”

The Secretary-General underlined that “there is a depth of gratitude that all of the international community in relation to Fiji that I want to express here very clearly.”

Accompanied by Inia Seruiratu, Minister of Defense, National Security and Foreign Affairs of Fiji, Guterres laid a wreath at the Pacific Fallen Peacekeepers memorial Thursday (16 May) in capital Suva.

Since 1948, Fifty nine Fijians lost their lives while serving as UN peacekeepers.
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