U.S. President Barack Obama today made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, coinciding with the first anniversary of the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan.
Kabul, Afghanistan / NationalTurk – US president Barack Obama arrived in the evening at the local air base in Bagram, Kabul, and its activities include the signing of a ‘strategic partnership agreement’ with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai.
Also, from Bagram ruling in the afternoon in Washington a televised speech to U.S. citizens, according to reporters accompanying the president.
Although these had been summoned on Monday night at Andrews Air Force Base, outside Washington, the White House forced to keep the information embargoed until Obama reached his destination it this Tuesday.
Barack Obama : Visit to Afghanistan in blitzkrieg fashion ?
Also in the U.S. capital the White House maintained total silence about the president’s trip, which was even officially denied by various means, including the agency DPA, when asked about it after they left some local reports about his unexpected trip.
On arrival at Bagram, Obama was greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Kabul, Ryan Crocker, and Lt. Gen. Mike Scaparotti, among others, before heading directly to the Afghan presidential palace