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NATO awards 39 Slovak soldiers in Afghanistan

Thirty-nine Slovak soldiers deployed in Afghanistan under the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were presented with medals on March 29 for their NATO service, Slovak armed forces spokesman Milan Vanga told SLOVAKIA.

Thirty-nine Slovak soldiers deployed in Afghanistan under the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were presented with medals on March 29 for their NATO service, Slovak armed forces spokesman Milan Vanga told SLOVAKIA.

The medals were presented by Robert W. Judson, commander of an airbase in Kandahar, the second-largest city in Afghanistan. The ceremony was also attended by Anton Hajduk, Slovakia's Ambassador to Iran, whose assignment also includes Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Hajduk thanked the soldiers for their exemplary representation of Slovakia and for promoting the country's good name in military operations. During the weekend, he also got to know with the mission, security situation and equipment of the Slovak sapper company based in Afghanistan. Judson and Hajduk also discussed the general security and political situation in Afghanistan, as well as preliminary plans to increase the number of Slovak troops in the country. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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