LISBON (LNC) — A battalion of around 160 Army Commandos is ready and waiting to be deployed on a UN mission to the CAR.
Rovisco Duarte the chief of staff of the Portuguese Armed Forces said:
“Everything is ready. At the moment all that has to be done is to clear up a number of logistical issues in the theatre of operations, but these are of a logistical nature.”
The Portuguese chief of staff was speaking to journalists at the end of a visit by members of the parliamentary committee for National Defence to the Commando regiment in Sintra, just north of the Portuguese capital Lisbon.
Confirmation done by the president of the parliamentary committee, Marco António Costa:
“Around 160 soldiers from the Army Commandos will be deployed to Central African Republic as part of the United Nations (UN) mission in the country, in a hostile and very dangerous environment.”
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