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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with H.E. Mr. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Shanghai, China, 21 May 2014

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

The Secretary-General welcomed the announcement of the results of the 5 April election, calling this an important process for the country. He added that a successful and peaceful political transition would be a significant accomplishment for Afghanistan’s Government.

He said that the United Nations will continue to work with international partners to support the Afghan-led election processes and will remain committed to Afghanistan after the elections are completed.

The Secretary-General extended his condolences to the victims and survivors of the recent flooding and landslides which killed hundreds of people.


Readouts on 21 May 2014