Defence minister visits Czech soldiers in Afghanistan


Czech Defence Minister Karla Šlechtová paid a visit to Czech soldiers serving in Afghanistan on Monday and Tuesday, the ctk news agency reported. The minister visited the Bagram military air base and the airport in Kabul, which Czech soldiers are protecting. It was her first official visit abroad in her new post. The Czech Republic has over 230 soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The two-day visit was kept low-key for security reasons.