Thursday, July 24, 2014

President Karzai Condoles with UN Secretary General over the killing of UN Staff in Mazar-e-Sharif

Arg, Kabul – H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan spoke this morning on phone with UN Secretary General, Ban Ki moon to convey his grief over the attack on Friday on the UN Assistance Mission Office in Mazar-e-Sharif in which seven of his staff were killed.

The President asked the Secretary General to convey the grief and the sadness of the people and the government of Afghanistan to the mourning families of the victims.

President Karzai described as “ruthless” the yesterday’s violent attack and affirmed that the government of Afghanistan is committed to launching an all-out probe into the incident and bringing to justice those responsible.

Stressing the importance of promoting a peaceful co-existence and harmony among the religions, President Karzai asked the Secretary General to play his role in raising public awareness on the significance of resorting to non-violence and non-desecration of faith and dialogue among religions particularly in countries where such sacrilegious practices were carried out.

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