Lithuania will deploy troops alongside French forces

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Lithuania will send dozens of troops to join French forces conducting operations against jihadists in the Sahel region.

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About 30 Lithuanian troops are to be deployed in Mali, West Africa, as part of the French-led Takuba military mission.

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The parliament of the Baltic country, which is a member of the EU and NATO, gave the green light for this yesterday, Thursday, in a vote attended by the President of the French Senate, Gerard Larcé.

The Lithuanian government will also contribute some men to the new EU military mission in Mozambique.

More than 10 Lithuanian soldiers will take part in the training mission of the armed forces of this country of Southeast Africa from the middle of 2022.

In total, Vilnius plans to deploy members of the Lithuanian Armed Forces as part of 12 international operations and missions.

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Source From: Capital

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