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US, NATO discuss Afghanistan

US, NATO discuss Afghanistan

May 14, 2011 - 13:34

WASHINGTON (PANinfo-icon): US President Barack Obama discussed the current situation in Afghanistaninfo-icon and the scheduled drawdown of troops with the visiting NATOinfo-icon Secretary General, Fog Rasmussen, at the White House on Friday.

“They agreed on the importance of a sustained NATO commitment to Afghanistan as the process of transition to Afghan lead for security begins this year,” the White House said after the meeting between the two leaders.

Obama and Rasmussen discussed the ongoing NATO mission in Afghanistan, where over 40,000 troops from Allied and partner nations join US forces in International Security Assistance Force, the White House said.

Obama also looks forward to hosting the next NATO Summit in the United States in 2012.


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