UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Martin Griffiths, said on Sunday he had met with the leaders of the Afghan Taliban movement, where he underlined the international organization’s commitment to providing humanitarian aid “without prejudice”.
Griffiths added on Twitter that he also stressed “protecting millions of people in need in Afghanistan “.
For his part, Taliban spokesman Muhammad Sohail Shaheen announced that Griffiths has met with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the movement’s political office in Kabul.
On Twitter, Shaheen indicated that the UN delegation “is committed to the continuation of humanitarian aid.”
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged all Afghans to stop the violence immediately, in a report submitted to the Security Council at the end of the week, in fear of a new civil war in Afghanistan.
“I call for an immediate end to violence, respect for the security and rights of all Afghans and respect for Afghanistan’s international obligations, including all international agreements undertaken by this country,” Guterres wrote in the document.
“I call on the Taliban and all other parties to exercise maximum restraint to protect human lives and ensure that humanitarian needs are met,” he added. in this document, issued in the context of the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations political mission in Afghanistan, which expires on 17 September.
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