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UN chief pays surprise visit to Afghanistan

IANS  |  Kabul 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in the capital on a surprise visit on Wednesday, the UN office in the country said.

"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 (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 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.



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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 13:48 IST