FM Stubb visits Finnish troops in Afghanistan

  • 2010-06-12
  • Helsinki Times

Alexander Stubb (cons), Finland's foreign minister, visited Finnish soldiers in Afghanistan on Thursday, the foreign ministry said in a statement Friday.

Stubb stayed the night at the base of the Finnish troops in Mazar-i-Sharif before continuing on Friday to the Armenian capital Yerevan to meet with the country's president and foreign minister.

Currently a total of 140 Finnish crisis management troops are participating in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. The number is set to rise to a maximum of 195 at the beginning of 2011.

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