Afghanistan on the agenda at the UN Security Council
NEW YORK - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, his Special Representative for Afghanistan Kai Eide, and Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United Nations in New York Zahir Tanin, have been addressing the Security Council. Full coverage follows.
Special Representative of the Secretray-General for Afghanistan, Kai Eide, to the UN Security Council:
"I am worried about growing impatience in the public opinion of donor countries and troop contributing nations.
"I am worried about the increasing frustration in the Afghan public over what they see as expectations that have not been met.
"If negative trends are not reversed and reversed soon...they will become unmanageable.
"Parallel structures to the Afghan Government have not been reduced.
"The London and Kabul conferences represent critical opportunities...