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UN Assures Support to Afghan Government in Fight Against COVID-19

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Sunday, March 29, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke with the UN Secretary General António Guterres via phone the other day, a statement from the presidential palace said.
The UN Secretary General via telephonic conversation with President Ashraf Ghani has pledged support in fight against Covid-19, according to the statement.
SG Guterres held telephonic talks with President Ghani on Thursday evening in which he congratulated the president on his re-election and stressed that fight against Covid-19 was vital as fight against terrorism.
The secretary general said that UN would remain supportive to Afghanistan in fight against Covid-19. The president thanked the UN Chief for his support to Afghanistan in different areas including fight against Covid-19.
Meanwhile the UN Secretary General expressed concern over return of thousands of Afghan refugees from Iran amid increasing threats of COVID-19, saying his agency would support Afghan government in this regard, the statement added.

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