US Vice President makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Thursday.

It is the first visit to the country by the president or vice president under Donald Trump administration, and comes four months after Trump unveiled his strategy for the United States' role in the country.

Pence, whose trip was unannounced for security reasons, told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Afghani Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah that he was there as tangible evidence that the United States was "here to see this through."

President Ghani praised the US administration's support and said the cooperation between Kabul and Washington has been strengthened with contributions by soldiers.

Source: VOV5