About News – Georgia contributes more troops to peacekeeping in Afghanistan.

At a ceremony on 6 September, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Defence Minister Dimitri Shashkini bid farewell to Georgian military servicemen who are to be deployed on peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan.

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen noted Georgia’s “very significant” contribution to the Alliance-led ISAF mission in Afghanistan, where Georgia will become the largest non-NATO contributor of troops this autumn.

We are deeply thankful for the courage, determination and professionalism that your troops show every day,” said Mr. Fogh Rasmussen.

The 32nd and 12th light infantry battalions will operate side by side with American marines in Helmand Province for six months. The main task of the Georgian contingent is to combat terrorism and help ensure the safety of the Afghan people.

Georgia has contributed troops to NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission since 2004.

Priest gives his blessing to Georgian peacekeepers before their trip to Afghanistan

All international combat troops are expected to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014, when responsibility for security will be passed to the Afghan police and army.

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9 Responses to “About News – Georgia contributes more troops to peacekeeping in Afghanistan.”
  1. God Bless the troops of Georgia and all the other troops from around the world who are putting it all on the line for all of us…. *Salute*

  2. I wish them all a safe tour of duty.

  3. Safety to all the troops everywhere!!

  4. rumpydog says:

    Lord knows Afghanistan needs all the help it can get!

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