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Georgia to send one battalion and 100 peacemakers to Afghanistan

2009-08-07 10:42

At yesterday's sitting the Parliament of Georgia satisfied the President's request for sending 100 peacemakers and one Georgian battalion to join the international forces for keeping security in Afghanistan.

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The decision was endorsed unanimously.

David Bakradze, the Speaker, explained that in accordance with the President's request 100 peacemakers will serve in French contingent, and the battalion - in the U.S. one. Two Georgian peacemakers will join the Turkish contingent.

In end June the Ministry of Defense of Georgia stated that in 2010 one Georgian battalion will be send to Afghanistan to participate in peacekeeping operation in Southern regions of the country with the U.S. contingent.

Georgia participated in operation in Afghanistan in fall 2004 - 50 military served there.

 

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