President Stevo Pendarovski received today the six-member medical team from the public and military health to be deployed in the peacekeeping mission “Resolute Support” in Afghanistan, from March to September this year and work within the Norwegian hospital in Kabul.
The team of three specialist doctors and three nurses leaves for the Kingdom of Norway tomorrow, for a three-month training together with the Norwegian colleagues who will be part of the same rotation in Kabul. From there, they will leave for Afghanistan in March as part of the mission. Five of them are from the public health and one is a nurse from the Army Medical Support Battalion.
At the meeting, President Pendarovski wished them success in the mission and expressed confidence that it is an important step towards the formation of a surgical team that will be available to NATO, an obligation that the Republic of North Macedonia, as a member of the Alliance, should fulfill by 2028.
“With the implementation of this mission, the Republic of North Macedonia reaffirms its commitment and readiness to contribute to strengthening peace and stability and to respond to the set demands and tasks, this time as an equal member of NATO”, President Pendarovski said.
President Pendarovski also expressed expectation that the acquired skills and experience during the mission will contribute to the development of health in our country.