Latvia extends commitment to NATO mission in Afghanistan

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On Thursday the Latvian parliament extended the National Armed Forces' mandate to participate in NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, meaning troops are allowed to stay there until December 31, 2020.

Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis told MPs that security and the political situation is still very fragile in Afghanistan, and that's why international peacekeeping efforts are very important there.

Latvia had committed to partake in the NATO mission in Afghanistan during the Warsaw NATO summit, said Bergmanis.

A total of 30 Latvian troops will be on the ground training local forces. They'll be rotated every six months. 

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