Armenian Peacekeepers Awarded Certificates And Medals


10.08.2007 14:00 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Today the Chief of the RA Armed Forces General Staff,
First Deputy Defense Minister, Colonel General Seyran Ohanyan awarded
certificates, medals and valuable presents to the fifth shift of the
Armenian peacekeepers, who have accomplished their mission in Iraq.

"The worthy service of the Armenian peacekeepers enhances the prestige
of our state," Col. Gen. Ohanyan said. "We attach great importance
to today’s event, which once again proved that Armenian peacekeepers
managed their task in a fitting manner," he said.

Officer Gevorg Nalbandyan, who was gravely injured in Iraq, was also
present at the ceremony, IA Regnum reports.

The fifth shift included 46 peacekeepers (staff officers, drivers,
field engineers and medical officers). The Armenian contingent is
performing its mission within a Polish battalion on the grounds of
the memorandum ratified by the RA parliament December 24, 2004.