Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani held a meeting with the U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a group of American lawmakers in an unannounced visit to the country, Fox News informed.
The Afghan government’s statement explains that on Sunday Ghani thanked the delegation for the U.S.’s continued financial and political support for Afghanistan over the past 18 years.
The delegation met with Ghani and Chief Executive Abdallah Abdallah.
Pelosi on her Twitter account said her visit to Afghanistan focused on security, governance and economic development.
“Today, our bipartisan delegation completed a visit to Afghanistan focused on security, governance, & economic development. We return to DC strengthened with knowledge & inspired by the courage of our forces on the front lines during this critical time,” Pelosi wrote.
The U.S. has approximately 14,000 troops in Afghanistan as part of training and advising mission, and to conduct counterterrorism operations against insurgents.