Croatian President visits troops in Afghanistan

The president of the Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, as the supreme commander and the Defense minister, Josip Buljević, visited the members of the 4th HRVCON to the Resolute Support Mission located in Mazar-e-Sharif and Kabul on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Croatian Armed Forces. In Mazar-e-Sharif the president and the minister were welcomed by the Commander of the Croatian Army, lieutenant general Mate Ostović, the commander of the Operations Centre of the General Staff, colonel Krešimir Tuškan and the Commander of the 4th HRVCON, colonel Mato Matanović.  The president and the Defense minister were also welcomed by the Commander of TAAC-North, Brigadier General  Hartmut Renk (GER), who briefed them on the operation of the Command and the situation in its area of responsibility. The 4th HRVCON to Resolute Support Mission engages 103 members, including  22 members of the armed forces of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia, assigned with mentoring the members of the Afghan Army and police. The major component of the 4th HRVCON is located in TAAC North, alongside the members of 19 other countries.