2009年10月5日月曜日

オランダ軍アフガニスタンから撤退


アフガニスタンでのオランダ軍のプレゼンスはほぼ確実に来年に終了する。連立与党労働党は今後アフガニスタンでのオランダ軍のミッションを更新しないみとうし。

Dutch troops look set to leave Afghanistan
Labour and ChristenUnie block Uruzgan extension
Published: 1 October 2009 10:35 | Changed: 1 October 2009 11:39
By our news staff
The Dutch military presence in Afghanistan will almost certainly end next year. Coalition partners Labour and ChristenUnie will block any move to extend the mission.



The surprise motion by coalition partners Labour and the orthodox Christian ChristenUnie was tabled late on Wednesday night at the end of a debate in parliament about the Dutch participation in the Nato mission in Afghanistan. A vote will follow later this week.

Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende (Christian Democrats) had come to parliament together with foreign minister Maxime Verhagen (Labour) and defence minister Eimert van Middelkoop (ChristenUnie) to explain the government position about Afghanistan.
The Netherlands currently has around 1,450 troops in Uruzgan province in Afghanistan. Confusion had risen in the past months over the future of the Uruzgan mission. The Netherlands joined the Nato mission in Afghanistan in 2006 for what was supposed to be a two-year operation. When the mission was extended for another two years the government said Dutch troops would definitely be out of Afghanistan by the end of 2010.
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But foreign minister Verhagen suggested last week in New York that an extension of the Uruzgan mission was still a possibility. Verhagen wondered if "the Netherlands can just pass the buck" in Uruzgan. Other countries taking part in the ISAF mission in Uruzgan, including the US, have been lobbying the Netherlands to stay longer in Uruzgan, possibly in a different role.

But Labour and ChristenUnie now say they want to stick to the original government's decision of two years ago, leaving the third coalition party, the Christian Democrats, in the lurch.

Foreign minister Verhagen asked parliament to keep an open mind, and warned that a Dutch departure could have a snowball effect on the other countries participating in the Uruzgan mission.

21 Dutch soldiers have died in Afghanistan since the Uruzgan mission began in 2006.

NRC
http://www.nrc.nl/international/article2374894.ece/Dutch_troops_look_set_to_leave_Afghanistan

違和感はないが変な日本語発音、現地ではさっぱり分らない
先日IOC委員会が開かれたデンマーク
コペンハーゲンとしきりに言っていたが、あれはコッペンへーゲンと言います
モスクワ=マスクバ
ブリュッセル=ブルックセル
ウィーン=ヴィエナ
ワルシャワ=ワルソー
マドリード=マドッリッド
変えなくとも言いのですが、現地では分からないと言う事です。
マスゴミに翻弄されないように。

3 件のコメント:

副長 さんのコメント...

しばらく眼を患っており、このブログの監視を怠りました。

やはり、地名や名称は全世界の人が判る事が大前提だと思います。

日本人だって、シナに東京をトンキン等と呼ばれたら怒るでしょう。

世界の人々は、ベトナムだと思うだろうしね。

東郷 さんのコメント...

その通りです。
東京はトウキョウと福岡はふくおかと呼んで貰わないといけませんね。

副長 さんのコメント...

モアイ飛ばし、新記録達成! ペルー!