Dutch to end troop contribution to UN mission in Mali

Dutch Foreign Politics

The Netherlands is to end its troop contribution to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali and will shift its focus to beefing up operations in Afghanistan, the Dutch defence ministry announced Friday.

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“The Netherlands will halt its current (military) contribution to the UN mission by 1 May 2019,” the ministry said in a statement issued in The Hague, adding it will “extend and intensify” the mission to Afghanistan.

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