FM Liberman requested that Public Security Minister Aharonovitch authorize the Israel Police to allocate a delegation of police officers to assist the UN peacekeeping force in Haiti.

 FM Liberman requests an allocation of Israel Police officers for Haiti

 

FM Liberman (Archive photo: Reuters)

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman requested that Minister of Public Security Yitzhak Aharonovitch authorize the Israel Police to allocate a delegation of police officers to assist the UN peacekeeping force in Haiti.

FM Liberman advised Minister Aharonovitch that an international peacekeeping force is one of the most urgent and important requirements for coping with the disaster in Haiti in view of the breakdown of government rule. The United States has requested that Israel consider sending a contingent of police officers to join the international force which will be deployed in Haiti in the near future. The Israeli contingent will be comprised of 10-15 police officers.

In his conversation with Minister Aharonovitch, FM Liberman stated that Israeli aid to Haiti not only expresses moral values of the highest order, but is also a Jewish and Israeli tradition that provides the opportunity to demonstrate Israel’s commitment to international efforts to assist disaster victims. This is in addition to Israel’s previous contribution, in which the country was one of the first to send relief assistance to the island.