Georgian Armed Forces have been participating in peacekeeping missions in Iraq since August 2003.
Units participating in peacekeeping missions are manned by professional soldiers, the duration of the mission is 6 months and participation is voluntary.
850 Georgian militaries are deployed in Persian Gulf (Iraq). Their preparedness and training skills are evaluated on high level by international experts. This number was increased and since June 2007 total number of Georgian militaries participated in OIF is 2300.
In total, more than 6000 Georgian militaries were sent to the region since the beginning of the war.
Georgia Participates in OIF since 03 AUG 03 with the Peace Support and Stability mission, Mandate - 6 months
GEORGIAN PARTICIPATION IN UNAMI
Hence, owing to participation in international peacekeeping missions the military servants are able to obtain practical experience and to show readiness to cooperate with NATO and with other Partner Countries Forces.
Links:The Ministry of Defence of Georgia
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