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Finland to join NATO training mission in Iraq

11 Aug 2018, 01:57 ( 9 Months ago)

DF Report
File Photo Xinhua.

Finland will provide a small number of staff officers and trainers to the NATO training mission in Iraq.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the President and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy on Friday, said an official press release.

Established during the NATO Summit in July, the mission aims to support Iraqi security forces especially by developing their military training system.

The goal is to create sustainable national security structures to maintain stability in the country.

The Committee also discussed the European Intervention Initiative proposed by France, the meeting between the US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin, held in Helsinki on 16 July, and current Russia-related issues, the press release added.