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Afghanistan still needs world support: UN envoy

By Wang Linyan in New York | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2016-12-21 09:18

China is hoping the international community continues to support and assist Afghanistan in its efforts towards peace and development.

The remarks came from Wu Haitao, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, at an open meeting of the UN Security Council on the current situation in Afghanistan on Monday.

The international community needs to help Afghanistan national security forces with its capacity building with regard to counter-terrorism, trans-national crime measures and drug trafficking, Wu said.

"To advance the national reconciliation process in Afghanistan, there should be an inclusive process, led and owned by the Afghan people," he said.

He said the international community needs to make great efforts to help Afghanistan push forward national reconciliation and deliver on its aid promises.

While great progress had been made in Afghanistan, a better future for that country would not be possible without an inclusive peace process that involves Afghans from all strata of society, Tadamichi Yamamoto, special representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, told the Security Council on Monday.

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