March 13, 2018 14:30 IST

US Defense Secretary James Mattis pays surprise visit to Kabul

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The visit by the Pentagon chief comes at a time when the Afghan government is actively looking to broker peace talks with the Taliban.
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US Defence Secretary James Mattis arrived in the Afghan capital on Tuesday on a surprise visit to meet Afghan authorities and commanders of NATO and US forces in the country.
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Mattis will meet Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to exchange views on the war on terror and the peace process in Afghanistan.