NATO Secretary General visits Afghanistan

  • 17 Jun. 2009 - 19 Jun. 2009
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  • Press Release (2009) 085
  • Issued on 17 Jun. 2009
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  • Last updated: 17 Jun. 2009 17:31

The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, is currently visiting Afghanistan. He will meet with President Karzai and other Afghan authorities, with the Commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), General Stanley A. McChrystal, and with the United Nations Special Representative, Mr Kai Eide.

Forward Operating Base Ghazni -- NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer speaks with two soldiers from the Polish army during a recent North Atlantic Council visit.

In addition, the Secretary General will receive a briefing from the NATO Senior Civilian Representative, Ambassador Fernando Gentilini.

The Secretary General will also visit selected Provincial Reconstruction Teams and meet with troops on the ground.