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Vice President-Elect Biden Visits Afghanistan

Vice President-Elect Joe Biden traveled to Afghanistan on January 10-11, where he met with President Hamid Karzai to discuss the joint effort to secure and develop Afghanistan.

During his trip the vice president-elect also visited Pakistan and the southern Afghan province of Kandahar. He received briefings from General David McKiernan, the chief commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, and Kai Aide, the chief UN envoy to the country.

Vice President-elect Biden has long experience in foreign policy matters, having served as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee during his tenure in the U.S. Senate. Both Biden and President-elect Barack Obama have promised renewed commitment and resources to the effort in Afghanistan, including a surge of U.S. troops and increase in funds for development projects. They have also pledged to focus on terrorism as a regional problem.

Related News: U.S. VP-Elect Biden Promises Help in Afghan Visit (AP)

                      Biden Visits Kandahar, Reaffirms Support for Troops (Voice of America)

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