Czech prime minister speaks on Afghanistan policy

Prime Minister Petr Nečas said on Thursday that the Czech Republic will act as a reliable ally to the NATO in Afghanistan and will not take single-minded steps when it comes to its Afghanistan policy. He reacted to a statement by US President Barrack Obama, who announced last night that some 10,000 American soldiers will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of this year, with another 23,000 scheduled to return home by the summer of 2012. Over 700 Czech soldiers are currently deployed in Afghanistan.

Author: Sarah Borufka