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The seven-member medical team of the Army of the Republic of Serbia will go to the Central African Republic next week, where they will join the training mission of the European Union and provide medical assistance and support in the implementation of this mission. On this occasion, the EU Ambassador to Serbia Emanuele Giaufret ceremonially sent off the members of the Serbian contingent to the Central African Republic, together with the hosts, Lieutenant General Želimir Glišović, head of the Operational Directorate (J-3) and Colonel Mirjana Milenković, head of the Center for Peace Operations, today at the Centre for Peace Operations of the Serbian Armed Forces.
The Army of the Republic of Serbia is currently participating in three peacekeeping missions and operations of the European Union. These are: the training missions in Somalia (EUTM SOMALIA) and the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA) with medical teams and medical advisors; operation EUNAVFOR SOMALIA ATALANTA with staff officers; in the operation piece in Rota (Spain), as a staff officer on the command ship (in the Gulf of Aden); and upon request with the World Food Program (WFP) Autonomous Ship Protection Team.
Around 5,000 EU military and civilian personnel are currently deployed in missions and operations of the EU’s common foreign and security policy on three continents, working for a more stable world and contributing to a safer Europe. The most recent missions and operations support security in the Central African Republic, enforcement of the United Nations arms embargo on Libya in the Mediterranean Sea, and prevention of piracy near the Horn of Africa.
Source: EU Delegation to Serbia
Photo credits: EU Delegation to Serbia
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