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UPDATED: 17:45, March 01, 2006
US President Bush pays surprise visit to Afghanistan
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U.S. President George W. Bush arrived here Wednesday on a surprise visit to Afghanistan.

This is the first visit of the U.S. leader to post-Taliban Afghanistan since ouster of the hard-line Taliban regime in late 2001 and the first by an American President since the 1970s.

Accompanied by his wife Laura Bush, the U.S. leader, during his short stay would exchange views on matters of mutual interests particularly with Afghan President Hamid Karzai besides touring his troops' headquarters in Bagram, 50 km north of capital Kabul.

The visit is part of President Bush's five-day tour to South Asia, which will also take him to India and Pakistan.

More than 20,000-strong U.S.-led foreign troops have been stationed in Afghanistan since 2001 to root out Taliban and al- Qaida terrorist network militants in the war-torn country.

Source: Xinhua


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