January 25 2010
The Finnish government has decided to boost the size of its peacekeeping contingent in Afghanistan, reports the Helsingin Sanomat.
The 120-strong force is expected to be increased to a maximum of 195 troops, said Alexander Stubb, the minister for foreign affairs.
The personnel increase is expected to be temporary. Helsinki plans to re-evaluate its operations in late 2011 to take into account the planned shift of responsibility to Afghan authorities.
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