The 'Honorable' Peter G. MacKay Minister of Foreign Affairs
5 defence planners to help NATO peacekeepers in Kosovo
Anonymous, The Canadian Press
August 15, 2008
Canada will send five soldiers to Kosovo to help a NATO-led peacekeeping force, Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced on Friday.
The officials will be deployed for 12 months to NATO's peacekeeping headquarters in Pristina, capital of the former Serbian province.
"Five Canadian Forces personnel can make a great difference," MacKay told a press conference at CFB Gagetown, south of Fredericton. "Their know-how, their experience, their ability in co-ordinating in Kosovo, I expect will make a real difference."
MacKay said the deployment is a response to a specific request for a personnel contribution.