United Nations statement on Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s inauguration
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) congratulates President Ashraf Ghani on the occasion of his inauguration today.
The United Nations welcomes President Ghani’s commitment to national cohesion, to the formation of an inclusive government acceptable to all, and to fostering peace and economic growth.
“The United Nations stands ready to work with President Ghani’s administration across Afghanistan, a diverse and culturally rich country whose peoples are yearning for a brighter future,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA. “A politically harmonious Afghanistan is clearly the best way forward.”
The United Nations welcomes the commitment expressed by all political stakeholders to intra-Afghan peace negotiations, calls on them not to lose momentum and urges them to move ahead expeditiously with preparations to start these negotiations.
The United Nations will continue to support the people and institutions of Afghanistan, including all political stakeholders, in the interest of a stable and prosperous future for the country’s peoples.