UN SRSG summoned by Deputy and Acting Foreign Minister
KABUL – UN SRSG Tadamachi Yamamato was summoned by Deputy and Acting Foreign Minister Mr. Mohammad Haroon Chakhansuri this afternoon. Acting Minister Chakhansuri reminded Mr. Yamamoto that the electoral process has reached to its end and in accordance with the Constitution of Afghanistan, H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has been recognized and took oath as the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. President Ghani, in his speech during the oath-taking ceremony, emphasized that he would establish an inclusive government. Thus, discussing matters related to Afghan politics must not be in contradiction to the Constitution of Afghanistan and international norms.
SRSG Yamamato responded with the principle UN position of not recognizing nor supporting any parallel government in Afghanistan. He insisted that he has discussed this principle position of the UN with all Afghan politicians that he has met since President Ghani took the oath.
He further presented the congratulatory letter of the UN Secretary-General, H.E. Antonio Guterres, on the occasion of President Ghani’s second-term inauguration.
Acting Minister Chakhansuri received the congratulatory letter of the UNSG and appreciated the UN support to the electoral process in Afghanistan.