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Georgia to send 170 servicemen to Afghanistan2009-05-18 12:10
Georgia will send its military servicemen to Afghanistan to participate in a peacemaking operation, said David Sikharulidze, the Minister of Defense of Georgia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"Now we are negotiating with France to let our 170infantrymen to serve in the French contingent", he said in his interview to Kviris Palitra, published today. - "Now it is being specified, in which region and when will the mission of Georgian peacemakers in Afghanistan begin, it will presumably happen this year".
In June 2007 Georgia sent an application to NATO, in which offered to send its contingent to Afghanistan. At the summit in Bucharest [April 2008] the offer was taken, in July the Ministry of Defense stated it intended to send 400 peacemakers to Afghanistan before the end of 2008. In October Tbilisi confirmed the decision but mentioned that the contingent will be less than planned.
From September to December 2004 fifty Georgian military participated in the operation in Afghanistan.