UN envoy meets Afghan militant group

March 25th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Kabul, March 25 (IANS) UN envoy Staffan de Mistura Thursday met the representatives of Afghan warlord Gulbudin Hekmatyar’s Hizb-e-Islami party in a bid to broker talks between the Islamic group and the government, Xinhua reported.
“The special representative of the secretary-general (Ban Ki-moon) met today (Thursday) the Hezb-e-Islami delegation, in accordance with the UN mandate and in consultation with Afghan President Hamid Karzai,” the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said here in a statement.

The meeting was part of the UN efforts to bring stability to this war-torn country, the statement noted. The UN would always assist Afghan people for pursuing constructive political dialogue, it added. The delegation already met Karzai to present its peace plan.

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