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Parliament approves decision on expanding the Armenian contingent in Afghanistan


Armenian parliamen
Armenian parliamen

Photo: PanArmenian Photo


Yerevan/Mediamax/. Today, Armenian parliament approved the decision on expanding the Armenian contingent taking part in ISAF Mission in Afghanistan.

81 deputies voted “in favor”, 0 against, with no abstentions, Mediamax reports.

Submitting the draft decision to parliament on May 10, Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian said that the Armenian peacekeeping contingent is planned to be increased from 45 to 130 people.

According to him, there is an agreement reached with the German Command on prolonging the participation of Armenian peacekeepers in the mission in Afghanistan till December 31, 2012.

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