Nicolas Sarkozy paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday, an Afghan official said, Xinhua reported.
Sarkozy is going to meet with Afghan President
Hamid Karzai Tuesday, said Afghan Presidential Palace deputy spokesman Hamid Elmi.
Sarkozy is reported to head to Kapisa province, about 65 km northeast of Kabul, to visit French troops stationed at the Tagab military base.
According to the statistics released by NATO-led International Security Assistance Force on May 16, there are about 4,000 French troops serving in Afghanistan, and most of them stationed in Kapisa.