17 July 2008

PR# 2008-332

ISAF Romanian transfer of authority in Zabul

KABUL, Afghanistan - The transfer of authority ceremony took place July 16 between the Romanian 300th Mechanized Infantry Battalion “Saint Andrew” and the 30th Mountain Battalion “Dragoslavele”.

The event marked the assumption of command of ISAF forces in Zabul province by the 30th Mountain Battalion, continuing the stability operation under Regional Command South.

Participants of the ceremony included the Regional Command South Deputy Commander General Ivo de Jong; Zabul Province Deputy Governor Gulap Sha; Romanian Joint Operational Command lead by Colonel Avramescu Costel; and afghan military and civil authorities.

During the ceremony a moment of silence was paid in the honour of the lost soldiers in Afghanistan.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/