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Cablegate: Latvian Parliament Extends Troop Mandate for Iraq

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR PGOV MOPS PREL IZ LG
SUBJECT: LATVIAN PARLIAMENT EXTENDS TROOP MANDATE FOR IRAQ


On December 20, Latvia's Saeima (Parliament) voted 65-21 to extend
the mandate for the country's troop presence in Iraq until December
31, 2008. Latvia currently has 3 servicemen stationed in Iraq,
serving in training and support functions. The Saeima previously
allocated 167,000 Lats (approximately $340,000 USD) to finance its
troop deployment in Iraq for 2008.
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