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UN envoy wishes Afghans peaceful Eidul Adha

UN envoy wishes Afghans peaceful Eidul Adha

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Aug 21, 2018 - 13:02

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistaninfo-icon and head of the UN Assistance Mission UNAMA Tadamichi Yamamoto on Tuesday wished all Afghans ‘a peaceful and joyous Eidul Adha celebration.

In a statement, the UNAMA chief said “Eid-ul-Adha is a time of peace, which all Afghans long for. I hope that families around Afghanistan will be able to come together and celebrate Eid in an environmentinfo-icon free of fear and violence.”

He strongly urged the parties to the conflict to demonstrate good will, to respect this time of joy and tolerance and to refrain from resorting to violence.

“I sincerely hope the feeling of solidarity marked by this sacred occasion will continue well into the future, enabling constructive steps leading to a durable peace in Afghanistan.”

He said the United Nations remained a committed partner and supporter of Afghans in their efforts to achieve stability, prosperity and a lasting peace.

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