Ghani, UN chief talk Afghan peace, terror war

Ghani UN chiefNEW YORK: President Ashraf Ghani met United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres at the world body’s headquarters in New York on Thursday and discussed with him the war against terrorism and regional issues.

A statement from the Presidential Palace in Kabul said the UN chief assured the Afghan leader of the world’s body multifaceted support to the Afghan peace process.

It quoted Guterres as saying the UN would remain partner of the Afghan government and people.

Thursday was President Ghani’s last day in New York where he attended the 72nd UN General Assembly (UNGA) and in his address renewed dialogue offer to the Taliban and Pakistan.

In his meeting with the UN chief, both the leaders discussed peace and stability in Afghanistan, the war against terrorism  and regional issues, the statement said,.

Ghani said the assessment of UN reforms in Afghanistan had been completed and his government welcomed the reforms.

The UN chief announced his support for the Afghan peace process and said the world body would remain partner of the Afghan people and the government.

“Through reforms, we will increase coordination among UN agencies in Afghanistan to make their work more effective,” Guterres said.

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