UN Special Representative discusses Afghan situation with Tariq Fatemi

ISLAMABAD: The Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto called on the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi here Wednesday and discussed with him situation in Afghanistan.

This was Yamamoto’s first visit to Pakistan since his appointment as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General in October 2014. During the meeting, Afghanistan, as well as the ongoing regional and international efforts for Afghanistan’s stability, came under discussion, said a Foreign Office statement Wednesday.

Tariq Fatemi stated that Pak-Afghan relations were moving along a positive trajectory and the successful holding of the first round of peace talks was an important milestone.

He expressed confidence that the talks would resume soon and help in paving way for peace and stability in Afghanistan. He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and emphasized the need for continuous regional and international engagement with Afghanistan in meeting the challenges of peace and security, as well as economic development.

He appreciated the role played by United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and reiterated Pakistan’s continued support for the Mission.

The Deputy Special Representative Tadamichi appreciated Pakistan’s strong support for UNAMA’s mandate, as well as its role towards international efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

He also highlighted UNAMA’s role towards coordinating international civilian efforts for ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Source: APP