Dutch ask Slovakia for help in Afghanistan

Dutch foreign minister Maxime Verhagen has asked his Slovakian opposite Jan Kubis to supply troops to support the Dutch mission in the southern province of Afghanistan, the foreign affairs ministry confirmed at the weekend.

Kubis was in the Netherlands for talks last week. Slovakia has agreed to increase its small engineering force in Uruzgan to 100 men and add a small medical team, ANP reported.

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