Danish prime minister in Afghanistan

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has travelled to Afghanistan to meet Denmarkâ„¢s forces in the countryâ„¢s south.

The premierâ„¢s office said in a Sunday statement that Thorning-Schmidt visited Å“the special forces in Lashkar Gah as well as Danish troops and envoys at Camp Price… and Camp Bastion.”

She also met international representatives including Helmand task force head Rupert Jones of Britain, the statement added.

Currently, Denmark has more than 600 soldiers based in Afghanistanâ„¢s southern province of Helmand.

The country has not yet announced a definite timetable for its full withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The visit, which is the premierâ„¢s second since she took office in 2011, comes two days after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere visited Germanyâ„¢s forces stationed in Afghanistan.

Merkel arrived in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on May 10 and made a short trip to the nearby city of Kunduz along with Maiziere.

With around 4,300 troops deployed in the provinces of Kunduz, Balkh and Badakhshan, Germany has the third largest contingent in Afghanistan after the US and Britain.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washingtonâ„¢s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity remains across the country despite the presence of thousands of foreign troops.


This article originally appeared on : Press TV