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Kubis expresses grief over Fahim demise

Kubis expresses grief over Fahim demise

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Mar 09, 2014 - 16:20

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistaninfo-icon (UNAMA) has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the tragic demise of Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, the First Vice-President of Afghanistan.

Fahim died Sunday of cardiac arrest in the capital Kabul. Through a decree, President Hamid Karzai declares a three-day national mourning across Afghanistan, starting tomorrow, during which the national flag of Afghanistan will be half– hoisted.

In a statement Jan Kubis, Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, said: “The UN family joins the Government and people of Afghanistan in mourning the loss of Marshal Fahim.”

The Mission extends its deepest condolences to the family of the late Vice-President, the statement quoted Kubis as saying.

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