- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Mongolia’s new government will keep its small but symbolically important contingent of troops in Iraq, the country’s new ruling party announced yesterday. “We will stick to the policy of support of the war against terrorism,” Yondon Otgonbayar, the permanent secretary of the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party (MPRP), told Agence France Press.

Mongolia has 120 troops in Iraq and a handful of advisers in Afghanistan. Mr. Otgonbayar’s party, which formed a new government after parliament dissolved the previous one led by the Democratic Party on Friday, also indicated Mongolia will consider increasing its contingent in Iraq.

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