State approves extension of Estonia’s missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo

The Estonian government on Thursday approved the extension of the mission of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo by a period of one year.

The government gave its nod to a motion to extend by one year the participation of the EDF in the Resolute Support NATO follow-up mission in Afghanistan with up to six personnel, and with up to 12 personnel for a period of no more than one month during troop rotation.

According to the motion, Estonia will continue next year to deploy a four-strong EOD team to Northern Afghanistan, where Germany is the framework nation, as well as have one staff officer serve at Resolute Support.

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