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John Kerry is paying Afghanistan a surprise visit

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced stop in Afghanistan on Saturday, The Washington Post reports.

Kerry arrived in Kabul after a surprise Friday stop in Baghdad. Both Iraq and Afghanistan, which the U.S. invaded after Sept. 11, are experiencing political instability.

Kerry is set to meet with Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani to discuss the relationship between their nations.

"The meeting is an opportunity for U.S. and Afghan leaders to discuss areas of mutual interest and cooperation and to outline progress in the areas highlighted in our Strategic Partnership Agreement: security and defense, democracy and governance, and social and economic development," said State Department spokesman John Kirby.