UNAMA’s new head to serve as neutral peace mediator
Japanese diplomat Tadamichi Yamamoto pledged in an interview on Friday to make untiring efforts to create an enabling climate for frank talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
Yamamoto, the third Japanese to serve as the secretary-general's special representative, told NHK security in Afghanistan had worsened after most international troops departed in 2014.
Set to take up his assignment in June, the UNAMA’s new head called for sending a clear message to the Taliban that they could not score a military victory.
The Afghan security personnel must cope with the situation with the assistance of the international community, said the diplomat, who will replace Nicholas Haysom of South Africa.
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