Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Vice President Biden Arrives In Afghanistan For Transition Talks

Vice President Biden And Afghan President Karzai

Vice President Joe Biden Visits Afghanistan -- L.A. Times

Vice President Joe Biden's unannounced trip to Afghanistan is aimed at assessing progress toward Afghan-led security, the White House says. He is to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, U.S. Gen. David Petraeus and American Ambassador Karl Eikenberry.

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit "to assess progress toward the transition to Afghan-led security beginning this year, and to demonstrate the United States' commitment to a long-term partnership with Afghanistan," the White House announced Monday.

The trip is Biden's first to Afghanistan since becoming vice president, though he traveled there as vice president-elect in 2009.

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