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UN chief Antonio Guterres pays surprise visit to Afghanistan

Yamamoto said that the UN chief’s surprise visit to Kabul signalled the United Nations’ solidarity with the Afghan people.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [Published on:14 Jun 2017, 2:21 PM IST]
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today arrived in Kabul on a surprise visit. He was welcomed by Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan.

Yamamoto said that the UN chief’s surprise visit to Kabul signalled the United Nations’ solidarity with the Afghan people.

"UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Kabul today and was welcomed by Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan," the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a statement.

"Secretary General Guterres's visit signals the UN's solidarity with the Afghan people and our commitment to staying the course at a time when Afghanistan is facing many challenges," Yamamoto was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying.

The UN is determined to support an Afghan-led peace process, protecting the country's most vulnerable and disenfranchised communities and seeking to help ensure a stable and prosperous future for all Afghans, the statement added.

(With IANS inputs)

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