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Afghan New Leaders Heading To Europe

Afghanistan's new leaders are heading to Europe to showcase their plans to foster peace and revive the economy.

In Brussels, President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah will meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on December 1, and attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers the following day.

The participants are to discuss NATO’s security assistance to the Afghan government.

Ghani and Abdullah, who signed a power-sharing deal in September, will also attend the London Conference on Afghanistan on December 4.

Britain says the conference is an opportunity for the Afghan government to “set out its vision for reform, and for the international community to reconfirm our long-term partnership with Afghanistan."

The meetings come as most NATO combat troops in Afghanistan are withdrawing before an end of 2014 deadline.

Based on reporting by AFP