The German government has decided to extend the mandate of the German soldiers in the United Nations Interim Mission in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the European Union peacekeeping force (EUFOR Althea) in Bosnia and Herzegovina for one year.
In a statement in the capital, Berlin, German government spokesman Steffen Heppistreit said that the cabinet decided to extend the mandate of German soldiers in the UNIFIL and EUFOR Althea missions until June 30, 2024.
Expressing Germany’s desire to continue supporting peace and stability in the Middle East, Hebistreit noted that the UNIFIL mission continues to be an important element of stability in the fragile security environment in Lebanon.
Spokesman Hebistreit noted that the German government, which wishes to continue its participation in EUFOR Althea, reaffirms its commitment to security and stability in the Western Balkans and its support for reforms necessary to achieve rapprochement between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the European Union. .
Decisions made by the Council of Ministers must also be approved by the Bundestag.
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