Afghan President receives British PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron today became the first world leader to hold talks with newly-inaugurated Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, as Nato troops end their long war against the Taliban.

Mr Cameron arrived in Kabul on the unannounced visit after visiting an airbase in Cyprus, where British jets launching strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq are based.

Mr Ghani was sworn in on Monday after a fraud-tainted election that plunged Afghanistan into months of political deadlock.

In a US-brokered deal, Ghani signed a power-sharing agreement with his former poll rival Abdullah Abdullah, who was appointed to the new position of “chief executive”.

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