UN delegation voices support for Afghan govt

Kabul, November 12, 2006 (Pajhwok Afghan News) - The visiting delegation of the United Nations Security Council on Sunday said the Afghan government was facing problems.

Speaking at a news conference here, Kenzo Oshima, Japan ambassador to the UN, who is heading the delegation, assured the world body would help in overcoming those problems.

He said the delegation had met President Hamid Karzai and discussed the whole gamut of challenges and problems faced by his government. He added the delegation would also met representatives of the Afghan people to listen to their suggestions as well as travel to some of the provinces.

Foreign Minister Dadfar Rangin Dadfar Spanta termed the visit of the UN delegation as important. He said terrorism was posing threat to the peace of the world and it was the responsibility of the international community to combat the threat.

The UN delegation arrived on Saturday in Kabul on a four-day visit to review security in the war-torn country, which has been witnessing Taliban resurgence in the southern region over the past few months.

The delegation included ambassadors of Argentina, Britain, Denmark, France, Greece, Japan, Qatar, Russia, Slovakia and the United States to the United Nations.