US PELOSI AFGHANISTAN House speaker Pelosi makes visit to Afghanistan


U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan and met with top Afghan leaders.

Pelosi, who traveled to Afghanistan after a stop in Jordan on Saturday (October 19), met Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, President Ashraf Ghani and civil society leaders, including Afghan women.

Her visit came as U.S. President Donald Trump’s sudden withdrawal of troops from northeastern Syria raised questions about the United States’ commitment to its allies.

Trump last month broke off negotiations with Afghan Taliban militants aimed at ending the United States’ longest war, a move that critics say highlighted a confused U.S. approach to Afghanistan.

Pelosi’s relations with Trump are at a low point as she leads an impeachment inquiry against him.