McCain-led delegation arrives in Kabul

  • Date of Publication : 4/07/2017 at 09:57 GMT
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A US Senate delegation led by top Republican John McCain on Tuesday arrived in Kabul to talk with Afghan officials and U.S commanders.

The visit by members of the influential Senate Armed Services Committee, including top Republican John McCain, comes two days after they visited Pakistani meeting top officials in Islamabad where they had discussion on regional security.

Damian Harwart, press secretary for US and NATO forces in Afghanistan today announced that Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Sheldon Whitehouse, Elizabeth Warren & David Perdue arrived at Resolute Support HQ today in Kabul to talk with U.S. service members and Afghan officials on the security situation in the country, the peace process and the U.S strategy for Afghanistan.

He said the US Senate will announce the results of their trip to Pakistan after consulting with Afghan officials today at a news conference.

Damian Harwart added that the delegation will have meetings with NATO troops and US commanders in Afghanistan.

The US Senate arrived in Islamabad on Sunday to meet senior Pakistani officials and discussed Afghanistan’s problem with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, General Qawar Javid Bajwa, head of the Pakistani army headquarters, and Sarataj aziz, Pakistan’s prime minister of international relations adviser.

U.S Senator John McCain said that there would be no peace in Afghanistan or the rest of the region without Pakistan’s cooperation.

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