Format of Participation in Afghanistan Mission and number of Contingent May Change
23 October, 2012

Candidate for Minister of Foreign Affairs Maia Panjikidze doesn’t rule out the possibility of changing the format of Georgia’s participation in the Afghanistan mission in 2014 and also the number of the contingent. She made the aforementioned statement on the joint sitting of committees of European integration and foreign relations, after one of the minority leaders Akaki Minashvili expressed interest in this topic.
“Irakli Alasania’s statement on NATO mission was not categorical and he didn’t say that Georgia’s cont

ingent leaves Afghanistan in 2014 totally. We have to follow internationally recognized commitments, despite having a loss of 18 soldiers, though we have to discuss what will Georgia’s participation in this mission be like”, Panjikidze said.