U.S President Donald Trump’s national security adviser H.R McMaster arrived in Kabul early Sunday for discussions with National Unity Government (NUG) leaders over Afghanistan’s security situation.
It’s expected that McMaster will also meet with national security adviser Mohammad Haneef Atmar and top security officials, said a spokesman for the national security adviser, Tawab Ghorzang.
Last week, Trump announced his decision to send McMaster to Afghanistan following a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
McMaster's trip will reportedly focus on assessing whether more U.S forces are needed in Afghanistan.
In February, the U.S Forces Afghanistan commander gen. John Nicholson told Congress he needed a "few thousand" more troops in order to break what he called a "stalemate" with the Taliban.
There are about 8,400 U.S troops in Afghanistan, along with 5,000 from NATO allies.