Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to make his first visit to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) to meet Irish troops deployed there over the Christmas period.
Varadkar to visit Irish UNIFIL troops in Lebanon
He is due to arrive there tonight.
Mr Varadkar will beaccompanied by Minister with Responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe and Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Vice Admiral Mark Mellett.
This Christmas about 580 Irish troops will be serving overseas in locations including Mali, the Middle East, Bosnia and Western Sahara.
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