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U.S. will "remain committed" to Afghanistan - U.S. defense secretary
December 9, 2016 / 10:43 AM / a year ago

U.S. will "remain committed" to Afghanistan - U.S. defense secretary

KABUL (Reuters) - The United States will “remain committed” to Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday, amid questions about what President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy will mean for the South Asian nation.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter attends a joint news conference with Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada after their meeting at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Japan, December 7, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Carter made the comments during an unannounced visit to the Afghan capital to meet U.S. troops and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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