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Vietnam renews support for Afghan peace process

18 Dec 2020 - 11:39
18 Dec 2020 - 11:39

KABUL (Pajhwok): Vietnam has renewed its backing for the Afghan-led peace process, including the engagement of women and youth.

Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s permanent mission to the UN, voiced his country’s support for Afghan peace efforts during a UN Security Council briefing on the Afghanistan situation on Thursday.

The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) quoted Quy as calling continued support from UNAMA, regional countries and other partners crucial to maintaining the momentum of peace talks.

He called for all sides to stoutly respect international humanitarian law, stop targeting civilians and allow unhindered access to humanitarian services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also underlined greater efforts to combat the increasing presence of terrorist groups in the country. Long-term peace and stability needed robust development, he added.

The Afghan government and international partners should continue to work together in promoting economic development and reconstruction, the diplomat concluded.

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