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UN Chief Meets War Displaced in Afghanistan on His Surprised Visit

(Last Updated On: June 14, 2017)

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday met with some Afghans displaced by conflict in the outskirts of Kabul following an unannounced visit to Afghanistan this morning.

In a short statement on his official Twitter account, he said that he is in Kabul “for talks with government and people”, adding that UN stands with Afghanistan at a time of violence and suffering.

According to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), “the Secretary-General is visiting Afghanistan to show solidarity with the Afghan people – backing an Afghan-led peace process and supporting the communities most affected by the conflict”.

United Nations figures shows that some 800,000 people have been displaced by war in last 18 months in Afghanistan.

He is further quoted by UNAMA saying,” all those that are related to the Afghan crisis should come together to understand that this is a war that has no military solution, that we need to have a political solution.”

The visit by the UN Secretary-General to Kabul comes at a time when the country is going through violence with increasing Taliban and Islamic State (IS) insurgency and the country is also in a state of political turmoil.

By Hesamuddin Hesam

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