Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Chile extends deployment of its troops

FOCUS Information Agency - The Chilean Senate on Monday approved to extend the deployment of its troops in Bosnia and Herzegovina for one year from Jan. 1, 2010, Xinhua News Agency informed.

Senators unanimously approved the petition submitted by the Chilean presidency. The petition allows the troops to stay one more year for the European Union military operation ALTHEA in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Senator Baldo Prokurica said the request made by the presidency was aimed at continuing the peace mission due to the benefits it had reported for Chile and its armed forces.

"We have been able to see Chile together with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in a European country, and the interaction of our armed forces with first-level armies of the world," Prokurica said.

The deployment of Chilean troops in Bosnia and Herzegovina was to expire at the end of December.

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