Turkey has not been asked to send more troops to Afghanistan, diplomats said after the meeting between Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke. Davutoglu and Holbrooke met Thursday in Brussels where the two officials arrived for a NATO meeting.

They discussed the recent political situation in Afghanistan following the oath-taking ceremony of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, diplomats said.

Davutoglu told Holbrooke that Turkey attached great importance to proper implementation of political process in Afghanistan and to national consensus in the country, diplomats said. Davutoglu also expressed his opinion that Afghanistan needed an urgent economic action plan.

On his part, Holbrooke said the United States appreciated Turkey's contributions to Afghanistan. He did not make any request for more Turkish troops to Afghanistan, diplomats added.

Last month, Turkey has taken over the leadership of the Kabul Regional Command from France for a year. Turkey was already supporting the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) with around 800 non-combat troops, but the number of troops has gradually been increased to 1,700. Turkey will keep its additional troops during the rotating leadership.