March 20th, 2008
08:10 AM ET
13 years ago

Cheney visits Afghanistan ahead of NATO summit

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/POLITICS/03/20/cheney.afghan/art.karzai.afp.gi.jpg caption=" Vice President Dick Cheney meets the press Thursday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul."]KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) - Vice President Dick Cheney arrived Thursday in the Afghan capital, praising ties with the Afghan government and the efforts of the NATO-led coalition in confronting the Taliban.

Cheney met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and afterward they delivered remarks and answered questions before reporters.

The visit to Afghanistan - which a U.S. Embassy source says will be "very brief" - is Cheney's latest stop in his trip overseas, which began Sunday. He visited Iraq earlier this week.

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