Georgia ready to send military contingent to Afghanistan

12:21, 31 March 2009
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Georgia is prepared to send military contingent to Afghanistan, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said at a press conference with Vice Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General James Cartwright, according to Trend News Agency.

"I have already told about it to General Cartwright and U.S. administration earlier," he said and added that Georgia is ready to make its contribution to the war on terrorism.

"I have sent a letter to Obama on this issue and we are ready to develop ties in this regard," Saakashvili said.

Georgia has deployed a peacekeeping force in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Nearly 2,000 soldiers were withdrawn from Iraq during August conflict.

Georgia has stated that it is ready to send 300 soldiers to Afghanistan.

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