President Zeman visits troops in Afghanistan

President Miloš Zeman is visiting Czech troops stationed in Afghanistan, the first Czech head of state to do so. Mr Zeman, who arrived in Kabul on Friday, has also met with his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai. The Czech president visited military installations in Kabul and Bagram where handed out parcels with Czech food products and films. Mr Zeman is set to return to the Czech Republic on Sunday.

There are more than 260 Czech soldiers serving in Afghanistan as part of NATO’s ISAF mission who are set to withdraw later this year, along with other allied troops. Mr Zeman was scheduled to visit the troops at the end of last year but had to postpone the visit due to health issues.

Author: Jan Richter