Georgia, Tbilisi, June 5 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Over 170 best Georgian infantrymen will join French peacemakers in Afghanistan. "Joint preparation of Georgian and French military men will be launched the nearest future," Georgian defence minister David Sikharulidze told Georgian media outlets in Washington.
He said that Georgian military men together with French peacemakers will be placed 10 kilometers from Kabul.
It will happen in the end of summer when Tbilisi plans to join its armed troops to operations in Afghanistan.
"Moreover, Georgia is ready to fulfill transit function for participants-countries of this operation," minister said.
Presently, another contingent consisting of U.S troops is planned to be directed. Talks are being held, U.S ambassador to Georgia John Tefft said.
The Georgian ministry of Defence withdrew its troops from Iraq and intended to direct 400 prepared soldiers to Afghanistan in August 2008.
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