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Poland To Press For Afghanistan Mission End In 2014

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The bodies of five Polish soldiers killed in Afghanistan are repatriated, in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday Dec. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
The bodies of five Polish soldiers killed in Afghanistan are repatriated, in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday Dec. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's president says he will press NATO leaders at an upcoming summit to stick to plans to end its military mission in Afghanistan in 2014, and for member states to offer financial support to the nation after troops have left.

Bronislaw Komorowski said Friday he will press for NATO to confirm U.S. President Barack Obama's plans for the withdrawal at the summit in Chicago from May 20-21. Poland has some 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, and has been reducing its contingent.

Komorowski also said those giving any financial aid will face "tough decisions" as to whether the money should be spent on building security, or on civilian needs.