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UN, US, UK wish Afghans happy Eid, renew pledges

UN, US, UK wish Afghans happy Eid, renew pledges

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Sep 23, 2015 - 18:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The United Nations and the US on Wednesday wished the Afghans a peaceful and joyful Eidul Adha.

“Eid-ul-Adha is a time of peace, which Afghanistaninfo-icon richly deserves,” said Nicholas Haysom Haysom, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the worldinfo-icon body’s Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

“The United Nations remains a committed partner and supporter of Afghans in their efforts to achieve stability, prosperity and a lasting peace.”

On behalf of the UN family in Afghanistan, Haysom expressed the hope that all Afghans would be able to celebrate the occasion free from violence and surrounded by family and friends.

Meanwhile, the American Embassy in Kabul also extended its wishes to the Afghan people on the occasion of Eidul Adha.

“As stated at the recent Senior Officials Meeting held by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community in Kabul, the United States will continue to support the people of Afghanistan and their government as they work to build a prosperous future for their country,” a statement from the Embassy said.

While British Ambassador Karen Pierce, wishing all Afghans a happy Eid and congratulating those performing the Hajjinfo-icon this year, assured of the United Kingdom’s continued full support to the government of Afghanistan’s build a prosperous and peaceful future for all Afghanistan’s citizens.

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