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Latest update : 2008-03-26

On a state visit to the United Kingdom, President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday France would propose strengthening its military presence in Afghanistan at a NATO summit in Bucharest next week.

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) - President Nicolas Sarkozy said
on Wednesday France would deploy more troops to Afghanistan to
help fight the Taliban and al Qaeda if certain conditions are
met by NATO.
 

Speaking to the British parliament on a state visit to
London, Sarkozy said: "France has proposed to its allies in the
Atlantic alliance a strategy to enable the Afghan people and
their legitimate government to build peace."
 

"If these proposals are accepted, France will propose at the
(forthcoming NATO) summit in Bucharest, reinforcing its military
presence. We cannot accept the return of the Taliban and al
Qaeda to Kabul."

Date created : 2008-03-26

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