100 Georgian soldiers officially launch NATO mission in Afghanistan

The hundred soldiers will stay in Afghanistan for seven months. Photo by Ministry of Defence press office.
Agenda.ge, 02 Aug 2017 - 13:14, Tbilisi,Georgia

One hundred Georgian soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade officially launch their participation in the NATO Resolute Support Mission today. 

A special ceremony was held at a Mazar-i Sharif military base in Afghanistan for this purpose, which Georgian and NATO military officials attended.

The hundred soldiers will replace the hundred Georgian servicemen from the first Infantry Brigade. 

The 1st brigade soldiers received medals for their role in the mission. Photo by Ministry of Defence press office.

The first brigade soldiers were awarded with medals today for their role in the NATO mission. 

The 3rd brigade soldiers will serve in the mission for seven months and will be tasked to control their area and participate in fast-response operations. 

  • Georgia is the largest non-NATO contributor to the Resolute Support mission with 885 troops.
  • The Resolute Support mission was a follow-on task from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission, to which Georgia contributed about 750 troops.