U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (left) meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (right) in Baghdad on January 26 (RFE/RL)
January 28, 2007 -- The new leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, had breakfast today with soldiers from California and met briefly with top military leaders at the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan.
Pelosi and her congressional delegation stopped at the U.S. base in Bagram where she thanked soldiers for their service. She also met briefly with General Benjamin Freakley, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan.
Pelosi and her delegation later met President Hamid Karzai. Nothing about the talks was disclosed.
The trip to Afghanistan follows a stopover in Pakistan yesterday, where Pelosi met with President Pervez Musharraf to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and cooperation in countering terrorism.
A statement from Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said the U.S. delegation "lauded Pakistan's role in the war against terrorism."
Pelosi's delegation earlier visited Iraq.