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Cablegate: Latvia Extends Afghanistan Mandate

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SUBJECT: LATVIA EXTENDS AFGHANISTAN MANDATE


On October 5, the Latvian parliament (Saeima) voted 73-18 with one
abstention to extend the mandate for the Latvian troops serving in
ISAF by one year. The new mandate expires October 13, 2007, the
same date that the current UNSCR mandate for the mission expires.

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