24 Jan 2018 - 16:56
A Georgian platoon from the country’s National Army has left for Central Africa to participate in the EU Military training mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA).
The soldiers will substitute the platoon from the 21st infantry brigade and stay on mission for six months.
With Minister of Defense Izoria and French Ambassador Meunier at farewell of Georgian Infantry Platoon, soon to join #EU Training mission in Central African Republic. We highly esteem dedication and professionalism of #Georgian soldiers. @ModGovGe@EUTMRCAhttps://t.co/6X86PCS5pypic.twitter.com/0vWnFIrfcx— Janos Herman (@JanosHermanEU) January 24, 2018
The Georgian soldiers will be stationed in the capital Bangui, on the military base Ukatex and will be tasked to protect the security on the area, carry out patrol and convoy missions.
The soldiers will act under the supervision of French military officials.
Georgia's Minister of Defence Levan Izoria wished health and safe return to the Georgian soldiers. Photo by the Defemce Ministry press office.
Georgia’s Minister of Defence, EU and French ambassadors to Georgia addressed the soldiers and their family members, emphasizing the servicemen’s role for protecting international peace and security.
Georgia has participated in EU peace missions in Central Africa since 2014.
Georgian soldiers got involved in the current EUTM RCA mission on January 31, 2017