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Georgian Foreign Ministry hails Obama’s statement2009-12-03 18:32
Official Tbilisi hails and backs the decision of the U.S. president Obama to increase the military contingent in Afghanistan - Information and Press Department of the Foreign Ministry of Georgia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Barack Obama had announced his decision to send reinforcement of 30 000 military to Afgahnistan in nearest time and set the time of withdrawal - July 2011.
"Georgia welcomes President Barack Obama's decision to send additional military and civilian forces to Afghanistan. Georgia supports the Obama administration's new strategy which foresees additional military and civilian efforts, strengthening of local security forces," the statement says.
Not so long ago President Saakashvili stated he hailed U.S. plans to increase the military contingent in Afghanistan and assured Georgia would continue participation in the process as Washington's strategic partner.
In Saakashvili's view, Afghanistan is the problem of the entire world, and Georgia felt obliged to participate in the process.
173 Georgian soldiers serve in French contingent in Kabul, in spring a Georgian battalion, subordinating to U.S. commandment, will join in spring.