Saturday, October 25, 2014

H.E. Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul meets with H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations

Today, H.E. Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations.  The Foreign Minister was accompanied by Ambassador Zahir Tanin, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations and other members of Afghanistan’s official Delegation to the 68th General Assembly.  Issues discussed included the role of the United Nations, Afghanistan’s upcoming elections, the transition, and reconciliation.  The Secretary-General emphasized his support for   an Afghan-led political solution and the importance of credible Afghan led elections.

Council Debates Situation in Afghanistan

Council Debates Situation in Afghanistan
H.E. Zahir Tanin, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the UN, addresses the Security Council debate on the situation in Afghanistan.
19 March 2013

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls President Karzai

November 22, 2011

In a telephone conversation Monday evening, the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon congratulated President Karzai on a successful completion of the Traditional Loya Jirga in Kabul.

The UN Chief also notified and consulted the President on his next choice to replace Ambassador Staffan de Mistura, as the new UN special representative to Afghanistan. Ambassador de Mistura’s mission is coming to an end soon.

Both sides agreed to hold a meeting in the sideline of the upcoming conference in Bonn on Afghanistan.

President Karzai thanked Secretary General for sharing with him his choice for the next UN special representative appointment to Afghanistan and assured the Secretary General of Afghan government’s continued support to the UN.

For further information, please contact:

Office of the Spokesperson to the President of Afghanistan,

Tel.:   +93 (20) 210 2853

+93 (20) 210 3705

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