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.