The United Nations on Friday asked the Afghan government and the Taliban to “use the historic opportunity” to end the conflict during the peace talks that begin this Saturday in the Qatari capital, Doha.
“The UN family in Afghanistan welcomes the personal peace talks between the Afghan parties,” said the UN Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, who stressed that “the suffering of the Afghan people is a long time ago”.
In a statement he asked the parties “to put an end to the fighting and give way to a new era of peace and prosperity” before stressing that the act on Saturday “could mark the beginning of something really important “.
“The Afghan government and Taliban negotiators have a unique opportunity to save the lives of many of their compatriots and lift the country out of poverty and misery. We wish them every success and the UN will be there to assist them when they do ask for it. ” has manifested.