Slovak Parliament Approves Deployment of Soldiers on NATOʼs Non-Combat Mission to Iraq

The Slovak Parliament, on Dec. 4, approved the deployment of Slovak Army soldiers and Military Police personnel to Iraq to perform tasks as part of the NATO Mission Iraq (NMI).

42 Armed Forces personnel will serve in Iraq, providing advice and training for Iraqi defence and security forces in order to stabilise the security situation in the country, a staement from Slovak Ministry of Defence (MOD_ said.

The non-combat NATO Mission Iraq evolved out of the NATO Training and Capacity Building Activity in Iraq (NTCB-I) as early as July 2018. The SVK military deployment on Iraqi territory will be implemented on the basis of NATOʼs decision in accordance with the approved mandate, international law, and the consent of the Republic of Iraq.

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