Kazakhstan's flag has been raised in Lebanon
A solemn ceremony of raising the flag was attended by Deputy Defense Minister Lieutenant-General Talgat Mukhtarov.
The Republic of Lebanon held a solemn ceremony of hoisting the national flag of Kazakhstan, BNews.kz reports referring to a press service of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan.
"Rasing of the national flag is a historical event for our country. In the political address during electing Kazakhstan as a non-permanent member of the Security Council of the United Nations, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed the intention of Kazakhstan to expand its peacekeeping activities and take part in the UN mission by Kazakh militants. I believe that we have fulfilled the instruction of the head of state, as of today, our peacekeepers have arrived and assumed their duties," said Lieutenant-General Talgat Mukhtarov.
At the end of this October, 120 militants of an integrated peacekeeping squadron of the Kazakh peacekeeping regiment as part of the INDBAT Indian battalion were sent to the mission 'Interim Forces of the United Nations in Lebanon'.