The Netherlands will send 160 soldiers to the European Union’s peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In a joint written statement issued by the Dutch Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was stated that the Cabinet decided to send troops to the European Union peacekeeping mission (EUFOR Althea) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The statement said that 150 soldiers will be sent to Eufor Althea in Bosnia and Herzegovina in October, and 10 soldiers will go to gather intelligence in the region in June.
The statement indicated that Russia and China are trying to increase their influence in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and that the stability of the Western Balkans region is important to the Netherlands and the European Union.
In the statement, the statement stressed that Russia is trying to destabilize Bosnia and Herzegovina to prevent it from joining the European Union and NATO, while China views the Western Balkans as a “door to Europe” and has economic interests.
Pointing out that the importance of Eufor Althea has increased even more since the war in Ukraine, 150 soldiers were involved who will go to the region for one year and 10 soldiers who will serve for two years.
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