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Georgia changes its role in Afghanistan2013-01-09 12:07
Participation of Georgian troops in the NATO mission in Afghanistan is changing its character. Georgian military won't take part in combat operations in this country after 2014, the Radio Freedom reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the Defense Minister Irakli Alasania, the Georgian contingent will participate in various trainings and will share its experience with the security forces of Afghanistan. Alasania added that NATO was already working on a new strategy to continue the mission of ISAF.
"We are participating in the planning process: which mission should be formed and how individually the United States, Britain and other countries will continue its program in Afghanistan. Based on this, we will formulate our strategy: in which form and who will assist in the training of Afghan security forces. I want to emphasize that our tasks won't be military in nature: we will assist security structures and the army, share with them our experiences, as well as provide an opportunity to study in our Defense Academy", Alasania said.
Recall, in October this year, Georgia increased its military contingent participating in the operation to promote peace in Afghanistan to 1571 people. This was announced by the Ministry of Defense of Georgia.
Currently, two Georgian battalions - the 12th Battalion of the First Infantry Brigade and the 32nd Battalion of the Third Infantry Brigade - are deployed in Helmand province.
According to the Defense Ministry, Georgia, along with Australia, the military contingent of which is 1550 people, is one of the not member states of NATO, which is making the largest contribution to the ongoing operation in Afghanistan.