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NATO defense ministers to meet in Poland in February

NATO defense ministers will meet in Cracow of Poland in February to discuss the mission in Afghanistan and NATO's future, local media reported on Friday.

On February 19, representatives of all ISAF mission participants will discuss Afghan police and army training as well as moves designed to liquidate drug production in Afghanistan, Poland's ambassador at NATO Boguslaw Winid said.

On the following day, talks will focus on future NATO transformation. Planned are also meetings of NATO-Ukraine and NATO-Georgia commissions.

During the meeting, ministers are to discuss a draft declaration on Atlantic security which is to be adopted during the April summit in Strasbourg and Kehl.

According to Ambassador Winid several, countries attending the meeting are to declare the enlargement of their contingents in Afghanistan, "in some case we should expect significant increases," said Winid.

Ambassador Winid also said that most likely the meeting will be attended by Afghan Defense Minister Adbul Rahim Wardak.

Source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-01/31/content_10738675.htm