The rotation of Kazakh peacekeepers in Lebanon is a crucial process ensuring the continuity and effectiveness of their involvement in peacekeeping efforts.
The tenth peacekeeping contingent has departed from Almaty to relieve servicemen who have completed a six-month tour of duty as part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), reports Sarbaz.kz.
Six military personnel underwent a thorough selection process, considering their professional qualities as peacekeepers, moral and psychological status, physical fitness, and proficiency in a foreign language.
"The unit heading to Lebanon has undergone quality training. I am confident that we will adequately fulfill the tasks assigned within the mission," noted Major Zhasulan Yesmambetov, the commander of the peacekeeping contingent.
Over the next six months, the servicemen will serve as part of the Indian peacekeeping battalion. The professionalism of Kazakh servicemen has been repeatedly acknowledged by the mission command and representatives of the Lebanese Armed Forces, with whom joint patrols are conducted.
Kazakh peacekeepers, like their counterparts from other countries, participate in peacekeeping missions worldwide, including the mission in Lebanon. The rotation of Kazakh peacekeepers in Lebanon is a vital process ensuring the continuity and effectiveness of their participation in peacekeeping efforts.
This practice allows Kazakhstan to continue its contribution to global peace and security.
Earlier, Sarbaz.kz reported that a Kazakh officer was sent to the UN mission in Western Sahara. Major Dana Zhamalieva, an officer of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan, became a military observer in the UN mission in Western Sahara. She successfully underwent selection and training in Kazakhstan and abroad, including courses for UN military observers.