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Norwegian opinion changes about troops in Afghanistan. Defence minister concerned about situation. A new opinion poll, conducted on behalf of TV2 this time, has shown that there’s now a clear Norwegian majority for pulling the country’s soldiers out of Afghanistan. But Siv Jensen, leader of the Progress Party (FrP), believes that more soldiers should be sent – in keeping with President Barack Obama’s wishes for an increased contribution by other countries – according to NTB.

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Norwegian opinion changes about troops in Afghanistan

Published on Wednesday, 2nd December, 2009 at 23:44 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Defence minister concerned about situation.

Grete Faremo
Grete Faremo
Photo: Torgeir Haugaard/Forsvaret


A new opinion poll, conducted on behalf of TV2 this time, has shown that there’s now a clear Norwegian majority for pulling the country’s soldiers out of Afghanistan.

But Siv Jensen, leader of the Progress Party (FrP), believes that more soldiers should be sent – in keeping with President Barack Obama’s wishes for an increased contribution by other countries – according to NTB.

The Labour Party’s (Ap) Minister of Defence Grete Faremo, tells TV2 that she feels that it’s important to have the people’s support for Norway’s military operation.

“I’m worried about the extremely demanding situation in Afghanistan,” she says.



Published on Wednesday, 2nd December, 2009 at 23:44 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: grete, faremo, labour, party, ap, siv, jensen, progress, frp, afghanistan, norway, norwegian, troops, soldiers.





  
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