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Special Representative of the Secretary General on Afghanistan, Jan Kubis called on Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry yesterday. The Foreign Secretary reaffirmed Pakistan’s continued commitment to peace and stability in Afghanistan. He informed SRSG Kubis that Pakistan had welcomed the agreement on formation of the Government of National unity and that Pakistan’s leadership had congratulated President- elect Ashraf Ghani. The Foreign Secretary said that Islamabad looked forward to working with the new Afghan Governmentto further develop trust between the two countries. He also paid tribute to SRSG Kubis for his contributions to Afghanistan’s development and progress over the last three years.

SRSG Kubis briefed the Foreign Secretary on the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan’s (UNAMA) contributions to the conclusion of the electoral audit and its facilitation efforts to bridge the gaps between the two Presidential candidates. Formation of the government of national unity would be a major step towards stabilization of Afghanistan, Kubis concluded.

25 September, 2014

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