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UN chief Antonio Guterres pays surprise visit to Afghanistan

India TV News Desk New Delhi 14 Jun 2017, 14:21:46 IST
India TV News Desk

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today arrived in Kabul on a surprise visit. He was welcomed by Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan.

Yamamoto said that the UN chief’s surprise visit to Kabul signalled the United Nations’ solidarity with the Afghan people.

"UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Kabul today and was welcomed by Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan," the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a statement.

"Secretary General Guterres's visit signals the UN's solidarity with the Afghan people and our commitment to staying the course at a time when Afghanistan is facing many challenges," Yamamoto was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying.

The UN is determined to support an Afghan-led peace process, protecting the country's most vulnerable and disenfranchised communities and seeking to help ensure a stable and prosperous future for all Afghans, the statement added.

(With IANS inputs)