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No option with warring sides except peace: Haysom

No option with warring sides except peace: Haysom

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May 02, 2016 - 20:00

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): UN secretary general’s special representative for Afghanistaninfo-icon Nicholas Haysom on Monday said the quadrilateral talks had not failed and there was no option with the warring parties except peace in Afghanistan.

Haysom, who visited central Bamyan province, said his visit was aimed at assessing security issues and coordination between international donors and local administration.

He said efforts at reviving the stalled peace by the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, China, Pakistaninfo-icon and the United States had not failed.

Responding to a question, Haysom said he could not predict what decision the UN Security Council would take if the Afghan government complained to it regarding rocket attacks from Pakistan.

The UN top diplomat said the people of Afghanistan were expecting electoral reform which would enable many people to participate in elections.

Bamyan Governor Mohammad Tahir Zohair welcomed the UN envoy to Bamyan and his role would be important in encouraging donor assistance with local administration and would result in development.

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