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NATO Secretary General visits Afghanistan

2012-04-12 14:42

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday has arrived with unannounced visit to Afghanistan.


As reported by the Rosbalt, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen meets with the President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai and members of the Afghan government. Rasmussen is also planning to meet with the Commander of International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, and NATO civilian representative, Ambassador Simon Hess. This is the main goals of NATO Secretary General's unannounced visit to Afghanistan.

Recall, January this year, the U.S. President Barack Obama announced that about 23 thousand U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of the summer of 2012.

"Ten thousand of our soldiers have already returned home. Another 23 000 troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of summer. Handover of power to Afghan forces will continue and we will develop partnership with this country that will never be the base for attacks on America", Obama said, speaking in Capitol at the annual address to Congress.


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