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NATO Secretary General on surprise visit to Kabul

Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary General, arrived in Afghanistan November 6 on a surprise visit for a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani and other top officials.
Nov 7, 2018
KABUL: Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary General, arrived in Afghanistan November 6 on a surprise visit for a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani and other top officials.
 
Stoltenberg was accompanied by Chairman of the Military Committee Air Marshal Sir Stuart Peach and the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe General Curtis Scaparrotti, the NATO mission in Afghanistan said in a statement.
 
Stoltenberg's visit came just ahead of an important round of international consultations on the Afghan conflict, organized by Russia on Friday, November 9.
 
The Russian foreign ministry had announced that a Taliban delegation would attend the talks in Moscow, as would an official Afghan delegation. Deputy foreign ministers and special envoys from China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, besides the US, are also expected to attend the Moscow talks.

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