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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron in Kabul to support newly sworn-in Afghan president

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron meets pilots, engineers and logistic support staff in front of a Tornado GR4 at RAF Akrotiri base, Cyprus, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.  The prime minister flew to the RAF base in Akrotiri on Thursday and will meet British pilots taking part in air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Iraq.  (AP Photo/Dan Kitwood, Pool)

    British Prime Minister David Cameron meets pilots, engineers and logistic support staff in front of a Tornado GR4 at RAF Akrotiri base, Cyprus, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. The prime minister flew to the RAF base in Akrotiri on Thursday and will meet British pilots taking part in air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Iraq. (AP Photo/Dan Kitwood, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron talks during a joint  news conference with Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday pledged support for Afghanistan's newly sworn-in president and the country's new unity government, saying during a surprise visit to Kabul that Britain is committed to helping Afghans build a more secure and prosperous future. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron talks during a joint news conference with Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday pledged support for Afghanistan's newly sworn-in president and the country's new unity government, saying during a surprise visit to Kabul that Britain is committed to helping Afghans build a more secure and prosperous future. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

  • Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, second right, listens as Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron talks during a news conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday pledged support for Afghanistan's newly sworn-in president and the country's new unity government, saying during a surprise visit to Kabul that Britain is committed to helping Afghans build a more secure and prosperous future. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, second right, listens as Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron talks during a news conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday pledged support for Afghanistan's newly sworn-in president and the country's new unity government, saying during a surprise visit to Kabul that Britain is committed to helping Afghans build a more secure and prosperous future. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to support the country's newly sworn-in president.

Cameron is the first of world leaders to meet President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, Afghanistan's second elected president.

The two held talks in Kabul on Friday morning and were to hold a joint press conference.

Cameron, who arrived a day after visiting British pilots in Cyprus who are taking part in airstrikes on Islamic State group targets in Iraq, was also to visit British troops in Afghanistan later in the day.

Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in on Monday, embarking on a new era for his country with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency.