US has no plan for permanent base in Afghanistan
Updated: 2011-01-10 22:23
KABUL - The US acting envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Frank Ruggiero who met President Hamid Karzai on Sunday, said that Washington has no plan to establish permanent base in the war-torn country, a private television channel broadcast Monday.
Ruggiero replaced Richard Holbrooke following the latter's death in December 2010.
Days ago, media reported that US wants to establish permanent military base in Afghanistan.
Some 140,000-strong NATO-led troops with 90,000 of them Americans have been deployed in Afghanistan to help ensure durable peace in the post-Taliban country.
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