SARAJEVO, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has sent a 45-member contingent of the country's Armed Forces to rotate peacekeeping mission to Afghanistan on Wednesday, BiH's Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
During a sendoff ceremony in the city of Capljina, located 160 kilometers southwest of the capital Sarajevo, the country's defense minister Marina Pendes said that peacekeeping missions are one of the obligations by the country's law.
In the framework of "Determined Support" peace mission, infantry unit will spend the next 6 months in Afghanistan, and in the past six months, soldiers have undergone special training in 3 phases where they have achieved the required standards.
Commander of Operation command of BiH's Armed Forces Radovan Ilic said that soldiers will perform tasks mainly connected with security and military-political tasks.
BiH Armed Forces have been present in Afghanistan since 2009, with more than 1,353 members involved in the peace mission so far.