June 29, 2013 / 11:14 AM / 5 years ago

Obama says managing Afghanistan exit is a priority

PRETORIA (Reuters) - The United States’ foremost foreign policy concern was managing the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday.

U.S. President Barack Obama answers a question at a joint news conference with South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (not pictured) at the Union Building in Pretoria June 29, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

There are 62,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Obama told a news conference in South Africa that “properly managing” their exit was a priority.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Pascal Fletcher

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