U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Other State Department Archive SitesU.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Home Issues & Press Travel & Business Countries Youth & Education Careers About State Video
 You are in: Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs > Bureau of Public Affairs > Bureau of Public Affairs: Press Relations Office > Press Releases (Other) > 2003 > October
Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 6, 2003
Taken Question from October 6, 2003 Daily Press Briefing

Serbian Troops to Afghanistan (Taken Questions)

2003/1014

Question:   Do we have any comment on Serbia sending troops to Afghanistan? Will Radosavljevic, head of the Serbian gendarmerie, be leading the delegation? Do we have a comment on that?

Answer:   As Secretary Powell told reporters at the Foreign Press Center on August 7, Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Zivkovic made an offer of Serbia and Montenegrin troops for international military operations during his July 24 meeting with Secretary Powell. We continue to explore the possibility with the Government of Serbia and Montenegro and the Government of Afghanistan. A delegation from their Ministry of Defense visited Tampa and Washington, DC in late September to discuss this offer in greater detail. No final decisions on Serbia and Montenegrin participation have been made.

No decision has been made on the type of troops that may be provided.

Released on October 6, 2003

  Back to top

U.S. Department of State
USA.govU.S. Department of StateUpdates  |   Frequent Questions  |   Contact Us  |   Email this Page  |   Subject Index  |   Search
The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
About state.gov  |   Privacy Notice  |   FOIA  |   Copyright Information  |   Other U.S. Government Information

Published by the U.S. Department of State Website at http://www.state.gov maintained by the Bureau of Public Affairs.