The 37th Bulgarian Contingent of NATO Forces in Afghanistan Has Returned, We Are Sending the Next One
SOFIA, (BGM) – Nearly 160 servicemen from the 37th contingent of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Bulgaria returned early this morning, May 29th, from Afghanistan, where for 6 months they participated in NATO’s Resolute Support mission, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
At Sofia Airport they were welcomed by the Commander of Brigade Command – Blagoevgrad, Colonel Krasimir Krastev. He thanked them for the impeccable service and stressed that with their professionalism they had contributed to raising the prestige and authority of the Bulgarian Army.
The 37th contingent consists of a national element, a team of advisors, a Kandahar airport security company, and staff officers. During the Resolute Support mission, the Bulgarian servicemen successfully accomplished all the assigned tasks related to 24-hour duty on various NATO bases and sites, mechanized and foot patrols, training, advising and supporting Afghan formations.
The national commander of the contingent is Colonel Mitko Dimitrov of the Ministry of Defence Inspectorate, the assistant national commander and national commander of the contingent in Kabul is Colonel Rumen Stamov of the Joint Forces Command, and the commander of the security company – Major Kaloyan Stoyanov from the military formation 54 990 – Vratsa. A few days ago, the official handing over of the duties in NATO’s Resolute Support mission to the 38th Bulgarian military contingent in Afghanistan took place.
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Translator editor: Monika Evgenieva