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UN assures Afghanistan of strong support

UN assures Afghanistan of strong support

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Feb 27, 2016 - 10:24

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The United Nations has assured the government and people of Afghanistaninfo-icon of its strong support, as the country has stepped up efforts for a negotiated end to the 15-year conflict.

UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson held out the assurance at a meeting with Ambassador Mohammad Saikal, Afghanistan’s mission in New York said in a statement.

“They had a productive discussion on the security, politicaland economic situation of Afghanistan,” the statement added. The fight against terrorism, the peace process and regional dynamics were discussed.

The diplomats also spoke on improving defence capabilities of Afghanistan, political stability, electoral reform, fiscal deficit, poverty reductionand employment issues.

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