U.S. National Security Adviser Arrived in Kabul for ‘Very Important Talks’

(Last Updated On: April 16, 2017 10:02 am)

NSA2U.S. National Security Adviser H R McMaster has arrived in Kabul for “very important talks on mutual cooperation” with Afghan leaders.

He is expected to visit Afghan political and military leaders in Kabul today.

His Afghan counterpart Mohammad Hanif Atmar tweeted that we are having productive meetings ahead.

McMaster’s trip will focus on assessing whether more U.S. forces are needed in Afghanistan.

Reportedly the U.S. official will also travel to India after a short visit to Kabul and Islamabad.

Earlier the U.S. President Donald Trump during a press conference with NATO Secretary Gen. Jans Stoltenberg announced that he will send his National security adviser to Afghanistan.

In February, Army Gen. John Nicholson told Congress he needed a “few thousand” more troops in order to bread what he called a “stalemate” with the Taliban.

There are about 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, along with 5,000 from NATO allies.

By Hesamuddin Hesam

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