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Slovakia not to limit military missions abroad: minister

07-15-2010 10:55 BJT

BRATISLAVA, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Slovakia is not going to decrease the number of soldiers deployed in foreign missions, the new Slovak defense minister, Lubomir Galko, announced on Wednesday.

The minister stressed that his country as a NATO member wanted to improve its position in the Alliance.

"We shall have to address the question of keeping the same force as a minimum, but even of strengthening the missions," Galko said.

As the former Slovak government had counted on strengthening the Afghanistan mission, the new minister said: "I see it the same way."

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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