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Six Serbian military doctors and staff will be joining the EU Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM S). The Mission was launched in 2010, with the aim of strengthening Somali federal defence institutions through training, mentoring and advice. It consists of approximately 200 personnel from seven EU Member States, plus Serbia.
EU ambassador to Serbia, Emanuele Giaufret, thanked the Serbian soldiers who will leave on mission, wishing them good luck. He said: “We are grateful and proud to be able to count on Serbia in our civilian and military missions and operations. Freedom, democracy and security come at a high price, and Serbian personnel is filling the key roles essential for the success of such missions. EU soldiers have the privilege of being in the safe hands of the Serbian medical team. We hope our partnership will grow and deepen, for the sake of expanding global security and stability.”
The role of Serbia’s medical contingent as part of this mission is treatment, evacuation, resupply, and functions essential to the maintenance of the health of the force. It includes the provision of first aid, immediate lifesaving measures, and triage. Additionally, it will contribute to the health and well-being of the unit through guidance in the prevention of disease, non-battle injuries, and operational stress.
Source: EU Delegation to Serbia
Photo credits: EU Delegation to Serbia
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