Will try to attract more aid for Afghanistan at Brussels: Ban
Ban, who met the Afghan delegation led by second vice president Sarwar Danish at the UN General Assembly meeting, hailed the Afghan government’s efforts at reforms and fighting terrorism.
According to a statement from Danish office, the UN chief congratulated Afghanistan on the 70th anniversary of UN membership.
Calling the Brussels conference as important, Ban said he would try to attract more aid for the Afghan government. He hoped the Afghan government would take strong steps and effective explain plans for reforms to the international community.
He also hailed Afghan forces’ sacrifices in the fight against militants and shared his condolences with Afghan families who suffered as a result of terrorist attacks.
Ban on behalf of the UN expressed his concern about a million Afghan children suffering from malnutrition and increasing displacement, asking the government to take effective steps for resolving the problem.
Danish said the Afghan government was ready to co-host the Brussels Conference with the European Union and hoped their government and the international community would adopt a clear and effective framework for mutual commitments.
He stressed importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan and called the peace deal with the Hezb-i-Islamic Afghanistan (HIA) as ‘a positive step’ towards peace in the country.
He hoped the peace process would become powerful in future without harming national interests.
Danish also called the quadrilateral meetings between Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and America as important but said satisfactory results could not be achieved from the meetings due to dishonesty of Pakistan.
About electoral reform, he said the approval of the new election law was an important step about reforming the election system.
The meeting was also participated by Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and Afghan envoy to the UN, Mahmod Saikal.
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