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UN: Afghan peace jirga contributes to ending conflict

Other News Materials 5 June 2010 00:48
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday congratulated Afghanistan's peace assembly designed to end the country's nine years of conflict, DPA reported.
UN: Afghan peace jirga contributes to ending conflict

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday congratulated Afghanistan's peace assembly designed to end the country's nine years of conflict, DPA reported.

The assembly ended its three-day discussion on Friday in Kabul. It was attended by more than 1,600 delegates, including tribal elders, legislators, religious leaders and provincial officials.

"This is a significant step toward reaching out to all Afghan people to promote an inclusive dialogue aimed at achieving stability and peace in Afghanistan," Ban said in a statement.

"The United Nations supports these national efforts to end the conflict in Afghanistan, and remains fully committed to working with the Afghan authorities and people as they strive for a peaceful life."

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