ZAGREB, December 21, 2019 – The commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces – Afghanistan, General Austin Scott Miller, on Friday thanked Croatia and its troops for serving in Afghanistan.
Miller met Croatian Defence Minister Damir Krstičević at the mission’s HQ in Kabul, the Croatian Defence Ministry said in a press release.
Krstičević, on an official visit, and Miller talked about Croatia’s contribution to the Mission, NATO’s plans for the Mission’s future and the security situation in Afghanistan.
Miller thanked the Croatian people, saying that serving in Afghanistan was important for all NATO states, for partnership within NATO, and that it was important to protect everyone.
He also thanked Krstičević and Croatia for their dedication and the committed service of its troops in Afghanistan.
“Croatia is one of the 36 countries participating in the mission in Afghanistan. Together with our partners, we are contributing to the establishment of international peace and security, we are counselling and mentoring Afghan forces so they can assume responsibility for peace and security in their state,” Krstičević said, adding that he was proud to hear Miller praising the Croatian troops.
Krstičević and Miller extended greetings to the 11th Croatian contingent in Afghanistan and their families for the upcoming holidays.
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