Tadamichi Yamamoto, the newly appointed head of the UN mission in Afghanistan vows to work for peace between Afghan government and Taliban.
Yamamoto who has not yet assumed charges said Afghanistan’s security worsened after the withdrawal of most of the international troops in 2014.
He added that it is important for Afghan forces to overcome the challenges with the support of the international community.
While expressing concern over increase of Taliban activities, Yamamoto warned the group that it cannot win the battle through fighting.
Yamamoto, meanwhile, said that he will serve as a neutral mediator to determine what actions will best lead to peace.
The new UN mission head who would be taking office in June added that He will make great efforts to create a climate in which both sides can talk frankly.
Tadamichi Yamamoto has previously served as Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations in Afghanistan,
Prior to working with the United Nations, Yamamoto held several positions in the Foreign Ministry of Japan.
He was Japan’s ambassador for assistance to Afghanistan and Pakistan between 2010 and 2012.
Tadamichi Yamamoto from is replacing Nicholas Haysom who has been appointed by the Secretary General as his Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. -KP
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