Chilean Defense Minister visits Cyprus
Chilean Defense Minister Michelle Bachelet Monday pledged her country's commitment to the United Nations’ force (UNFICYP) on Cyprus before inspecting the first batch of troops sent by Chile to patrol the divided island's Green Line.
A platoon of Chilean soldiers joined the Argentinean contingent of UNFICYP on the island back in April.
Prior to the inspection ceremony, Bachelet held talks in Nicosia with her Cypriot counterpart Koullis Mavronicolas and Foreign Minister George Iacovou.
"Chile is committed to a peaceful resolution on Cyprus, and as a member of the UN Security Council Chile supports all actions which lead to peace in the world," Bachelet told reporters.
"I've come to Cyprus to tell the government we will continue to participate in UNFICYP with Chilean soldiers as part of the Argentine contingent," she added. (Albawaba.com)
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