New York

26 August 2021

Secretary-General's remarks to the press - on Afghanistan

Secretary-General: First of all, I'd like to express in the strongest possible way, my total condemnation about the horrific terrorist attack in Kabul; to send my condolences to the families of all those that perished – Afghans - and those that were helping there, the Afghans, and died serving the lives of others. I have also asked my Special Representative [Deborah Lyons] to convey directly to Kabul my deep condolences to the Afghan people.

Question: And what are you hoping to achieve on Monday with your meeting with the P5?

Secretary-General: There are normal meetings that take place in the context of the work of the UN.