Israel names street after Ghanaian

 

The State of Israel has honoured the late Maj Gen Francis Vib-Sanziri, the former Head of Missions and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

 

A road on the Golan Heights in Israel has been named after him. The road is now ‘Vib-Sanziri Route’.

 

In a statement issued to the media and signed  by Director  of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces, Colonel Eric Aggrey-Quarshie, said a citation, which was read at the dedication ceremony said, ‘Vib-Sanziri Route’ is named after Maj Gen Francis Vib-Sanziri (1957-2019) of the Ghana Defence Force, who served as Head of Missions and Force Commander of UNDOF 2017-2019”.

 

“He was a true fighter for peace who played a key role in numerous peacekeeping operations across the world.

 

“The State of Israel salutes Maj Gen F Vib-Sanziri for his commitment to enabling stability and security for both Israelis and Syrians.

 

“He will be remembered as a true partner, a great leader, and most of all – a visionary”, the statement said.

 

Maj Gen Francis Vib-Sanziri died on Friday, April 19, 2019 in Israel while serving as the Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

 

He was buried on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the New Military Cemetery in Accra, Ghana.

 

 

Story: Franklin ASARE -DONKOH

Writer’s email: franklin.asare-donkor@todaygh.com

 

 

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