French FM pays unannounced visit to Afghanistan
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner paid a surprise visit to Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, a private television channel reported, according to Xinhua.
During his stay to Afghanistan the French Foreign Minister would hold meeting with his Afghan counterpart Rangin Dadfar Spanta and other Afghan officials.
Times of London, according to media reports, had recently disclosed that Italian soldiers for keeping on security in Sarobi district had paid money to Taliban but did not inform the French troops before pulling out and that led to Taliban attack and killing 10 French soldiers in a single battle in Afghanistan in August 2008.
Over 2,700 Frnech troops have been serving in Afghanistan within the framework of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan to help strengthen security in the post-Taliban country.