FM Liberman, Minister of Public Security Aharonovitch and Vice Inspector General Franco awarded certificates of appreciation to the police officers who returned from the aid mission to Haiti.
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
At a ceremony held on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman, Minister of Public Security Yitzhak Aharonovitch and Vice Inspector General Ilan Franco awarded certificates of appreciation to the police officers who returned from the aid mission to Haiti.
FM Liberman told the officers that their mission contributed to Israel’s international standing and image more than any other conventional diplomatic effort. The Minister also thanked the United Nations and the Italian government and police force for their cooperation.
Minister of Public Security Aharonovitch told the police officers that he was proud of their achievements, adding that members of all the branches of the Police Force participated in the mission, which brought great credit to Israel.
Major General Franco praised the cooperation with the MFA, and said that in their efforts, the contingent brought respect to the Israel Police Force and to the State of Israel.
UN representative Maxwell Gaylard thanked the officers for their contribution to the Haiti mission and expressed his appreciation of the personal sacrifice of all members of the contingent.
The commander of the task force, Chief Superintendant Meir Namir, stated on behalf of the contingent that "This was a mission of values," and all members felt privileged to have been able to participate and "deliver the goods" vis-à-vis the values of the State of Israel and the values and professionalism of the Israel Police Force.