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Poland to press for Afghan mission at end at summit
Warsaw, Poland, May 20, 2012
First Published: 15:08 IST(20/5/2012)
Last Updated: 15:09 IST(20/5/2012)

Poland's president says he will press Nato leaders at an upcoming summit to stick to plans to end its military mission in Afghanistan in 2014, and for member states to offer financial support to the nation after troops have left.

Bronislaw Komorowski said Friday he will press for Nato to confirm US President Barack Obama's plans for the withdrawal at the summit in Chicago from May 20-21. Poland has some 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, and has been reducing its contingent.

Komorowski also said those giving any financial aid will face "tough decisions" as to whether the money should be spent on building security, or on civilian needs.

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