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    Estonian govt to discuss increasing input to intl mission

    TALLINN, Dec 07, BNS - The government is set at its Cabinet sitting Thursday to discuss increasing the input of Estonia to an international mission, which according to an earlier remark by Minister of Defense Juri Luik could mean Estonia raising the number of its military instructors in Afghanistan.

    Luik said at a NATO defense ministers meeting last month that he personally considers it to be possible that Estonia will increase its presence in Afghanistan somewhat.

    A draft resolution currently in parliament would extend until Dec. 31, 2018 the mandate for up to six Estonian military personnel to participate in the Resolute Support NATO follow-up mission in Afghanistan. The number of personnel deployed to the mission area may increase to 12 for a period of up to one month during the rotation of troops.

    According the explanatory letter accompanying the draft resolution, Estonia will continue to have a four-strong explosive ordnance disposal team in the North Afghanistan region where the framework country is Germany, as well as to have one staff officer in Afghanistan.

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    • Published: 07.12.2017 11:47
    • LETA, BNS
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