Minister Krstičević visiting Afghanistan: Croatian soldiers enjoy respect for their professionalism and humanity in Croatia and worldwide
The Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Damir Krstičević is heading a delegation on an official visit to Afghanistan and on 18 Deember met with the members of the 11 HRVCON based in the Camp Marmal in North Afghanistan and met with the Commander of the TAAC – N Brigadier General Jurgen Brötz.
Upon the arrival Minister Krstičević and the delegation of the Ministry of Defence and of the General Staff laid wreaths for the soldiers fallen in Afghanistan, and paid respects to the Croatian Corporal Josip Briški.
Brigadier General Brötz (GER): Croatian soldiers are doing a great job in the North Afghanistan and make a huge contribution
Following the meeting in the Train Advise and Assist Command – North (TAAC-N) the Commander of the TAAC-N Brigadier General Jürgen Brötz (GER) praised the Croatian Armed Forces for their professionalism and expressed appreciation to Minister Krstičević for the Croatian peace engagement and contribution.
“Croatian soldiers are doing a great job here at the TAAC – N in Afghanistan and are making a huge contribution in various areas – medical care, military policing and in staff duties. We have jointly trained and advised the Afghanistan forces, and I wish to extend appreciation tly ahealth, the military police and the Command. We train and advise Afghan forces together. I am grateful for the great contribution from Croatia”, said Brig. Gen. Brötz.
Minister Krstičević: Croatian soldiers enjoy respect for their professionalism and humanity in Croatia and worldwide
Minister Krstičević praised the visit to the Croatian soldiers in Afghanistan ahead of the Christmas holidays. In the Camp Marmal the Minister talked to the members of the 11th HRVCON about their experiences in Resolute Support Mission and thanked them for their contribution and dignified representing Croatia in international environments.
The Minister also shared his pride over the Croatian soldiers: ” Croatian soldiers are recognised for their professionalism, humanity and responsibility and also for their high trainedness and physical and psychological readiness. I gladly receive the commendations for their contribution from our allies and partners”, said Minister Krstičević.
The Republic of Croatia is one of 38 countries participating in Resolute Support Mission, presently with the 11th HRVCON composed of 110 soldiers, tasked with contributing to international security, advising the Afghan National Army, police and special forces and exercising , providing medical care and military policing.