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Georgia to send servicemen to Afghanistan

2009-06-04 12:27

David Sikharulidze, the Minister of Defense of Georgia, confirmed the decision of the country's leadership to sent Georgian peacemaking contingent to Afghanistan to participate in peacemaking operation, he said in the interview to Georgian journalisits in Washington - ITAR TASS.


He added that Georgian peacemakers will be included into French contingent, and underlined Georgia is ready to perform transit functions for peacemaking operation participant countries.

Yesterday in Washington Sikharulidze held meetings with representative of the U.S. Senate; on June 2nd - with ex-presidential candidate John McCain, this evening he will meet Robert Gates, the head of Pentagon.

In June 2007 Georgia submitted an application to NATO with a proposal to draw its contingent to Afghanistan, and it was approved in April 2008 at NATO summit in Bucharest.

Georgia previously participated in Afghanistan operation - in autumn 2004 fifty servicemen served there.


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