UN chief says in Doha “We all want an Afghanistan at peace”

21 February 2024
2024-02-21 10:23

The United Nations Secretary General AntónioGuterres on Monday attended the two-day meeting with regional and national special envoys for Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar.

During the meeting, the UN chief also underscored the need for effective humanitarian assistance to the country as well as long-term questions on Afghanistan’s future development. AntónioGuterres said “We want an Afghanistan in peace, peace with itself and peace with its neighbours, able to assume the commitments and international obligations of a sovereign state.

And, at the same time, doing so in relation to the international community, the other countries are its neighbours and in relation to the rights of its own population.” He further noted ongoing cooperation between Afghanistan and neighboring countries, such as trade and infrastructure development or bilateral arrangements on combating illicit drug trade.

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