Georgia to send more troops to Iraq

Former Soviet republic more than doubles contribution to 2,000.

    President Saakashvili: Next year will be
    decisive in terms of stabilising Iraq [AP]
    "We understand that the next year will be decisive in terms of stabilising the situation in that country," Saakashvili said in the statement.
     
    "We want to do everything possible to help the Iraqi people and coalition partners bring stability, peace and freedom to Iraq."
     
    David Sikharulidze, the Georgian ambassador to the US, said his government hoped the contribution would boost the country's aspirations for Nato membership.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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