18 Jan 2019 - 13:30
A new wave of over 100 Georgian soldiers will soon leave for a NATO peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan for seven months, announces the Ministry of Defence of Georgia.
Georgian soldiers of I Infantry Brigade were given a military send-off today in Gori, a small town near Tbilisi host to a large military base.
A priest blessing Georgian soldiers at a military send-off ceremony. Photo: Ministry of Defence of Georgia.
Under Major Nikoloz Vashakhmadze Georgian soldiers will carry out mission Resolute Support in Mazar-e Sharif at the base of Camp Marmal under German command during the seven months.
This quick reaction force of the I Infantry Brigade will replace the II Infantry Brigade Reinforced Company.
The main mission of the Georgian peacekeepers is to secure the safety of the Camp Marmal base.
Georgian soldiers said goodbye to their families. Photo: Ministry of Defence of Georgia.
Before departing to Afghanistan, Georgian soldiers had three months of trainings in Georgia and five months of trainings in Germany where they received the highest scores, says the Ministry of Defence of Georgia.