Georgia held the soldiers in Afghanistan

A group of Georgian soldiers in the 173 people, from the 23rd Battalion 2 nd Infantry Brigade Georgian Defense Ministry on Monday went to Afghanistan, reports RIA Novosti.
This is the first of two groups of Georgian military, which constitute the group of NATO. 23rd Battalion will serve in the zone of responsibility of the French contingent. The second group of soldiers leaving for Afghanistan in February and will be concentrated in the zone of responsibility of the United States.

"This is a very important operation for Georgia because it is held under the auspices of NATO" - said at a solemn farewell ceremony for the commander of the Army of Georgia Nikoloz Janjgava. Sending troops to Afghanistan, the Georgian leaders are hoping to facilitate the process of accession to the North Atlantic Alliance. The request for sending the auxiliary forces of the NATO allies came to parliament from President Mikhail Saakashvili.

16 November 2009 | afghanistan, georgia, sending, troops, usa

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