Statement by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, on the occasion of Ramadan
KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations family in Afghanistan I extend my warmest wishes to all Afghans as the month of Ramadan begins.
The period ahead is a special time of prayer and reflection, as well as a time to show compassion for the most vulnerable members of society. I hope that Ramadan will provide an opportunity for all communities in Afghanistan to strengthen their bonds with each other in solidarity.
At a time of increased uncertainty, with COVID-19 presenting another deadly challenge for the country and for the world community, I strongly encourage everyone to get behind the Secretary-General’s urgent call for a global ceasefire to silence the guns and enable all Afghans to come together to fight the pandemic.
The UN family in Afghanistan remains committed in its stand with the Afghan people in their quest for a peaceful, united and prosperous country.
I wish all Afghans Ramadan Mubarak.