Military forces from Balkans to stay in Afghanistan

Balkan nation's with forces in Afghanistan have agreed to keep their troops their until the pull-out is complete.

Military forces from Balkans to stay in Afghanistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

All Balkans countries have agreed to keep their military presence in Afghanistan until the end of the peace mission in the country, Chief of Joint Staff of the Military Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ante Jelec told the media in Sarajevo.

Jelec spoke after the 17th conference which gathered military chiefs of staff from the region and members of the American-Mediterranean dialogue initiative in Sarajevo.

Beside military heads from Bosnia, chiefs of staff from Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia were present at the conference.

At the end of the conference, the joint statement was signed stating that all the participants strongly support further cooperation, as well as the enlargement and deepening of cooperation among member countries of the initiative.

The statement also announced the establishment of a working group tasked with considering issues of cooperation.

The next conference will be held in Montenegro.

The American-Mediterranean Dialogue Initiative was formed in May 2003 after a meeting between the ministers of foreign affairs of the US, Albania, Croatia and Macedonia.

The initiative aims at strengthening cooperation in the field of regional stability and security, as well as in the field of preparations for NATO membership.

Albania, Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia and Macedonia are full time members, and Serbia has observer status.

Last Mod: 20 Kasım 2013, 17:50
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