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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.

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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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