Armenia sends 36 peacekeepers to Afghanistan

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A send-off ceremony for Armenian peacekeepers in Afghanistan was held in Yerevan on Saturday.

A send-off ceremony for Armenian peacekeepers in Afghanistan was held in Yerevan on Saturday.

Armenia is sending 36 peacekeepers to the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF).

Before going to Afghanistan, the force will take a three-week training course in Germany.

Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan said participation in the mission "is Armenia's moral duty."

He also thanked Germany for its financial assistance and moral support in "resolving the problems of stationing the Armenian troops."

YEREVAN, January 9 (RIA Novosti)

 

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