Sector Four troops receive medals for service

24 Feb 2017

Sector Four troops receive medals for service

Famagusta, 24 February 2017 - UNFICYP’s Slovakia-led Sector Four held a medal parade at the Sector HQ, Camp General Stefanik, named for Milan Rastislav Štefánik, one of the founders of the Slovak Republic.

Outgoing troops from the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Serbia and the Ukraine received medals in recognition of their professional service during their tenure in Cyprus. The responsibility of the Sector is to patrol and monitor military activity over 65 kilometers along the buffer zone on the eastern part of the island.

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Cyprus and Head of Mission, Ms. Elizabeth Spehar, and Force Commander Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir presented medals to Sector One’s peacekeepers.

The UNFICYP medal has three equal bars, one of white in the centre and two of UN blue at either end. The bars are separated by two narrow bands of dark blue symbolizing the Mediterranean Sea. Qualifying time for the medal is three months of service in the Mission.