The US Ambassador in Bucharest, Hans Klemm, has given certificates of appreciation to the first three women officers in the Romanian Gendarmerie who participated in the mission Resolute Support in Afghanistan, informs a release of the Gendarmerie issued on Friday for Agerpres.
According to the cited source, the certificates were given in recognition of their courage, commitment and involvement at a high level of professionalism during the mission in Afghanistan.
“Hans Klemm thanked the Romanian state and the Romanian Gendarmerie for participation in the NATO mission Resolute Support in Afghanistan, pointing out the important contribution of the first women officers of the Gendarmerie who had the courage to accept this professional challenge. The US official has congratulated the women gendarmes and said that the society always needs such examples,” reads the Gendarmerie’s release.
In turn, the representatives of the Romanian Gendarmerie thanked the American partners for their support during this complex peacekeeping missions.
The ceremony took place on Thursday within a special event dedicated to the women working in law-enforcement structures, held at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Police Academy.
“The Romanian Gendarmerie has been participating in international missions since 2002, when the first detachment of our institution was deployed to Kosovo, under the UN mandate. Since then and up to now, our institution has had a consistent representation in the following operation theaters: Afghanistan, Congo, East Timor, Haiti, Mali, Ukraine, with the total number of gendarmes participating in international missions being over 1,700,” the release reads.