Georgia deploys 100 troops to Afghanistan

Georgia sent out a 100-member regiment for a peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan, local news agencies reported.

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili told troops before they left that positive evaluations received by Georgia from international partners “are largely attributed to the soldiers.”

“Today, the world is facing a big challenge of the pandemic. The fact that Georgia is fulfilling its commitment under these difficult conditions is very important and says much,” said Zurabishvili quoted by Georgia’s 1TV.

According to the report, Zurabishvili wished the Georgian soldiers success in their mission and “safe return to their families and homeland.”