The ceremony to show an honor to the "Janjin Tug" or the "Commander Flag" and to farewell the Mongolian troops who are to serve in the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan
was held at the Officers' Palace in the morning on March 09, 2012.
J.Enkhbayar the Minister for Defense, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General Ts.Togoo, the Head of the Public Administration and Management Department of the Ministry of Defense, Major General Ya.Choijamts, the Vice Chairman of the General Headquarters of Mongolian Armed Forces (GHMAF), Major General B.Bayarmagnai, other officials from the Ministry and GHMAF and family members of the troops have attended the ceremony.
A Mongolian team to serve in Afghanistan consists of 130 troops from 25 army units who have been especially trained for and 70 percent of them are experienced and formerly had been participating in the international peacekeeping missions as “Iraq Freedom”, UN mandated peacekeeping mission
in Sierra Leone, the mobile artillery training team of the “Building an Afghan National Army” program, KFOR operation in Kosovo, UN mandated peacekeeping mission in Chad and other international military operations.
Afghanistan is considered to be one of the hottest spots on the globe, where military servants from Mongolian armed forces have been serving in Afghanistan since 2003.