Macedonian peacekeepers have returned with dignity from Afghanistan

15th contingent of the Army of Republic of Macedonia which in the past six months took care of the safety of the main command of ISAF forces in Kabul, Afghanistan, returned today at the Skopje airport “Alexander the Great”.

Contingent commander, Colonel Boro Glatkoski, noted that all members have conscientiously, diligently and responsibly performed their obligations and evidence for that are the large number of compliments and gratitude that our soldiers have received in this rotation.

In the fifteenth rotation in the ISAF forces in Afghanistan, ARM participated with 156 members, i.e. mechanized infantry company “Leopards” from 1st MIB, which was responsible for providing the main command of ISAF in Kabul.

Peacekeepers were welcomed by the Defense Minister Talat Xhaferi, who announced the government’s decision on amendments to the Law on Military Service, which provides after the professional soldiers reach 45, they will continue to work in the institutions of the Republic of Macedonia.

He expressed pleasure over the fact that all members of the Army have returned safe and sound home, to their families and that they again displayed their skills and knowledge, and professionalism in carrying out their tasks within the mission.


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