Poland denies sending 2,000 troops to Afghanistan
www.chinaview.cn 2006-10-27 09:18:39

    WARSAW, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Polish Defense Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said Thursday that the report that Poland would send 2,000 troops to Afghanistan was not true, the PAP news agency reported.

    Sikorski made the remarks while he was speaking to the lower house of the parliament.

    Poland has reportedly pledged to send 1,000 troops to Afghanistan to bolster the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

    The pledge of troops came days after the commander of NATO's mission in Afghanistan, General James Jones, appealed to member states of the alliance to send more troops to the central Asian country to combat a revived insurgency in the south.

    Sikorski on Wednesday said he would suggest to the president and the Council of Ministers that the mission of Polish troops in Afghanistan should last for only 12 months.

    Poland has 190 soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

Editor: Lin Li
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