Top News

Germany's Merkel visits Afghanistan

Updated: 2010-12-18 17:04


Twitter Facebook Myspace Yahoo! Linkedin Mixx

Germany's Merkel visits Afghanistan
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) speaks with German Bundeswehr soldiers in Kunduz province Dec 18, 2010. [Photo/Agencies]

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made an unannounced visit to northern Afghanistan, where her country's troops serve in the NATO-led security force.

Related readings:
Germany's Merkel visits Afghanistan New Taliban video shows captive US soldier
Germany's Merkel visits Afghanistan Taliban attack leaves NATO soldier dead
Germany's Merkel visits Afghanistan British PM eyes 2011 Afghan pullback
Germany's Merkel visits Afghanistan Afghan policeman kills 6 US service members

The government in Berlin said that Merkel, her defense minister and the military's chief of staff arrived early Saturday in Kunduz, where Germany has a base. It declined to give further details of the visit.

Germany currently has nearly 4,700 troops serving in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. It plans to start withdrawing its troops in late 2011.


Ear We Go

China and the world set to embrace the merciful, peaceful year of rabbit

Preview of the coming issue
Carrefour finds the going tough in China
Maid to Order

European Edition


Mysteries written in blood

Historical records and Caucasian features of locals suggest link with Roman Empire.

Winning Charm

Coastal Yantai banks on little things that matter to grow

New rules to hit property market

The State Council launched a new round of measures to rein in property prices.

Top 10 of 2010
China Daily in Europe
The Confucius connection