Montenegro sends troops to Afghanistan
Montenegro on Friday sent a 31-strong troop contingent to relieve forces serving in Afghanistan, DPA reported.
The soldiers are part of a Hungarian contingent under German command in northern Afghanistan.
Montenegro first sent troops to Afghanistan in March. The second group consists of 25 soldiers, three medics and three officers.
"Every member of the squad is prepared to fulfill its mission in Afghanistan," contingent's chief, Major Veljko Malisic, said at the farewell ceremony.
Defence Minister Boro Vucinic welcomed the soldiers' decision to spend the next six months in "unstable Afghanistan" and "help keep global peace at the most critical place on the planet."
Soldiers from the tiny Adriatic Sea state also participate in peace missions in Liberia and Somalia.