Czechs to send new training team to Afghanistan

16-07-2010

The Czech Republic will be sending a new training and advisory team to Afghanistan, according to the office of the Chief of Staff of the Czech Army. The announcement came after a meeting on Friday between Czech army and political leaders and Admiral Di Paola. The fifty-man team will be involved in training Afghan soldiers in the central province of Wardak. The new deployment will not increase the total numbers of Czech troops in Afghanistan approved for this year, which will amount to 533 soldiers in September. The decision is the result of NATO requests to reinforce training capacities in the country.