德国总理默克尔访问阿富汗 Merkel Visits Afghanistan

10 May, 2013

德国总理默克尔突然对阿富汗进行了一次事先未宣布的访问,视察了驻阿富汗的北约维和部队中的德国军队。

据德国官员说,默克尔星期五抵达阿富汗的北部。在默克尔访问的不到一个星期前,一名德国军人在阿富汗北部的一次反叛分子的攻击中丧生。

北约各国在阿富汗的北约国际安全援助部队中的数量美国最多,英国第二,德国第三,德国军队的人数目前大约有4200名。

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a previously unannounced trip to Afghanistan to visit with German troops serving on the NATO peacekeeping force there.

Ms. Merkel arrived Friday in northern Afghanistan, according to German officials. Her visit comes less than a week after a German soldier was killed in an insurgent attack in northern Afghanistan.

Germany has the third-largest international troop deployment in Afghanistan, after the United States and Britain. It currently has about 4,200 troops in the NATO International Security Assistance Force.