In the Memory of das Unternehmen Hannibal Januar-Mai 1945, the Kriegsmarine Soldaten, and the German civilians who lost their lives during that Evacuating Operation.
Der UNIFIL Einsatz der Bundeswehr
In June 2013 the German Parliament extended for one more year the Bundeswehr deployment mission in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) until July 2014. The estimated additional cost for Germany in this mission for the next twelve months will be about 26.4 million euros, stated die Bundesregierung.
In the recent years the security of the Lebanon has been further threatened by the rise of conflicts in the region particularly in Syrian, which shares close borders with Lebanon. As the most requested Military Forces by the UN Peacekeeping Operations and the Territorial governments, die Bundeswehr has been present in the region since 2006.
In UNIFIL mission the German NAVY’s main Operational Task focuses on:
- Establishing and maintaining Peace in the Region
- Keeping the Maritime Trade Secured
- Helping to facilitate political and security cooperation between Israel and Lebanon
- And to prevent smuggling of weapons via the Sea into Lebanese territory.
Further more for building the Lebanese NAVY
- Die Bundeswehr is the leading Force for Training, Supervising the Lebanese NAVY, helping it to become able to resume its task for keeping the security of its Sea borders.
- At the same time die Bundeswehr has been also providing the necessary Naval equipments for aiding to build the Lebanese Armed-Forces.
Außerdem, Germany’s commitment to the Security of the Region has not been limited to Military deployments and training. Simultaneously Germany is taking every steps to foster Political Stability; providing essential Socioeconomic and Financial aids as well as Educational-Scientific upgrade to Lebanon.
(Video courtesy of die Bundeswehr)
As ever the German Armed-Forces ……. has been greatly welcome in the Middle-Eastern Region and in the Mediterranean Sea. This has been proclaimed by both officials and the people of the Region.
Yet this is not the first time, nor the only Territory, who sees and believes that die Bundeswehr must step in. It was just a few months ago, in early 2013, that in West Africa and Mali the same conclusion was announced.