THE HAGUE (AFP) - The Netherlands will host a meeting in June of defence ministers from eight countries with troops in southern Afghanistan, the Dutch defence ministry said Thursday. The informal meeting, held every six months, will take place on June 10 and 11 in the small southeastern town of Houthem Sint Gerlach near the border with Germany and Belgium, ministry spokesman Maarten Hilbrandie told AFP. It would involve the defence ministers of the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Romania, the United Kingdom, the United States, he said. There is no agenda, said the spokesman, adding that the discussions would focus on military affairs. About 2,000 Dutch soldiers are deployed in Afghanistan, mostly in Uruzgan in the south, as part of a NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Some 70,000 foreign soldiers are trying to bring peace to the country plagued by violent opposition to the post-Taliban government.