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Czech, Slovaks together in Gulf

THE ANTI-CHEMICAL unit Slovakia plans to send to the Gulf will work with a Czech unit already stationed there, under an agreement signed mid-February by Defence Minister Ivan Šimko and his Czech counterpart Jaroslav TvrdÍk.

Šimko said that both units would be subordinate to their respective political authorities and constitutional bodies, which will decide on their participation in humanitarian or military operations.

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