NATO chief in Afghanistan on unannounced visit 2008-02-20 23:25:14   Print

    KABUL, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit to the war-torn country, an official of the Afghan presidential palace said Wednesday.

    The official, who declined to be named, confirmed the NATO chief's arrival with Xinhua but gave no details.

    The NATO's decision-making body, the North Atlantic Council, led by Scheffer, is visiting Afghanistan from Jan. 19 to 21 and will hold meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to a NATO statement released from Brussels.

    A 43,000-strong multi-national force is deployed in Afghanistan under the flag of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force(ISAF), fighting militants and ensuring security.     

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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