Anchorage Daily News: Murkowski goes to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski joined Republican lawmakers in meetings with leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan over the weekend, according to Murkowski's office.

The delegation, led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., met with Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Razi Gilani on Friday and traveled to Kabul to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday, according to Murkowski.

The talks focused on political, economic and military issues, Murkowski's office said.

On Sunday, the group was to meet with British and American military commanders in Afghanistan's Helmand Province. The delegation also included Sens. Mike Crapo of Idaho, Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Rep. Michael Castle of Delaware.

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Source: Published by the Anchorage Daily News on January 10, 2010