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Georgia to send 500 military servicemen to Afghanistan

2009-06-23 12:52

Georgia intends to send 500 military servicemen to Afghanistan to reinforce NATO security forces in the region, RIA Novosti reported yesterday alluding to France Press.


According to the source, Georgia intends to deploy a "one battalion" contingent in 2010. The message of Georgia's plans appeared after the White House's announcement of the visit of Joe Biden to Georgia o July 20th -24th. Previously Revaz Beshidze, the Permanent Representative of Georgia to NATO, stated the contingent at level of a company [about 100-150 servicemen] can be sent.

Georgia participated in the operation in Afghanistan: from September to December 2004 over 50 Georgian servicemen served there.


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