Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA - Canada's military withdrawal from Afghanistan next year will encourage al-Qaida and Taliban insurgents, says Ottawa's NATO ally Estonia.
"My principal opinion is that to speak about final dates is the wrong message. It encourages al-Qaida and Taliban," Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet told The Canadian Press in an exclusive interview Thursday.
He said he planned to deliver that message to his counterpart, Lawrence Cannon, and Defence Minister Peter MacKay, during meetings later in the day.
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Tiny NATO ally Estonia says Canadian Afghan retreat is wrong signal