Donald Trump's NSA HR McMaster to visit Afghanistan to assess Nato's progress in war-torn country

Washington: US President Donald Trump's national security advisor Lt Gen HR McMaster will visit Afghanistan to assess the ground situation of the war-torn nation and find out how they can make progress alongside Afghan partners and Nato allies.

"I'm sending General McMaster to Afghanistan to find out how we can make progress alongside our Afghan partners and Nato allies," Trump told reporters yesterday at a joint White House news conference with the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

However, the White House refused to give any further details of McMaster's travel to Afghanistan or any other country in the region.

"I can't comment on any potential travel at this time,” a senior administration official said.

Afghanistan was one of the major topic of discussion between Trump and Stoltenberg.

"Our mission in Afghanistan is a major contribution to the fight against international terrorism," Stoltenberg told reporters.

McMaster's trip to Afghanistan would be the first high level visit of a top Trump administration official to the war-torn nation.


Updated Date: Apr 13, 2017 09:45 AM

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