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UN Calls on Afghan Gov’t to Publicly Explain Plans to People

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto has called on Afghan government to publicly explain their plans to the Afghan people.

“The Government should come out more publicly explaining what their plans are, what the situation is and provide a sense of stability, a sense of certainty and assuredness for the people of Afghanistan that would be extremely helpful. But it has to be accompanied by actual deeds and outcomes, not just words,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto.

Tadamichi Yamamoto also said about the role of UNAMA for supporting the elections and the political process of Afghanistan, ” This is probably the most important role that we’re playing at the moment. For instance, we reach out to all the political leaders, both inside and outside of the Government, and have a close dialogue and try to understand the requirements, what they wish to achieve. Because of the current political situation where the political opposition is very critical of the Government, and vice versa, we play a so-called good offices role, which is a UN term.”

Recently, Yamamoto  has also warned Afghan government to build trust in an ‘increasingly fragile environment; citing the recent surge of violent attacks in Afghanistan could signal a much worse and more fragile period ahead.

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