Monday, April 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In his meeting with second vice-president Mohammad Karim Khalili, the UN Secretary General Special Envoy for Afghanistan initially explained the new mission of the UN to Afghanistan and stressed that cooperation in transition of security responsibility, holding of elections, support to human rights, strengthening of civil foundations, cooperation in the peace process and attraction of regional cooperation for peace are the mission of UN to Afghanistan.
He added that the UN Security Council has asked the UN mission in Afghanistan to carry on its mission in coordination with the strategic plans and priorities of the government of Afghanistan and these should focus on development of socio-economic spheres in the country.
Khalili thanking the UN efforts and its mission in Kabul, expressed pleasure over the decisions of the UN Security Council in respect to UNAMA in Afghanistan.
He stressed further that the agreement of Afghanistan and the US on the draft of the strategic cooperation document between the two nations has been a great measure toward expansion of mutual cooperation and cooperation with other countries shall also assist this aim. He added that with signing of the document and considering the commitments in the document, the government of the US after 2014 shall continue its support of democratic values and new era of Afghanistan.
He emphasized on institutionalizing of democracy one of the main approaches of restoration of stability in the country, holding of just and transparent elections within the framework of constitution with international community support.
Calling attraction of regional support in lasting stability of Afghanistan as very important, he added that ensuring of stability in Afghanistan leads to further stability in the region and reiterated further that strategic cooperation with other countries means preserving of stability of Afghanistan and shall not contradict the interests of the regional countries. The UN Special Envoy for Afghanistan said at the meeting that signing of the strategic treaty between Afghanistan and the US can be a clear message to the enemies of the people of Afghanistan that this country will not be turned into the safe site of the terrorists.