President Hamid Karzai Meets UN Secretary General in Chicago
Publish Date: May 21, 2012
May 21, 2012- On the sideline of the NATO summit, President Hamid Karzai met Monday in Chicago with Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed political reconciliation, Pakistan’s role in the peace process, socio-economic development, human rights, status of Afghan women and girls, specially their access to higher education and training.
Ban Ki-moon said, the United Nations would remain as a committed partner with Afghanistan and described regional cooperation and peace talks as important.
The Secretary-General reiterated that the United Nations is ready to provide technical support to the Afghan authorities to hold credible and democratic elections.
Thanking for the UN support and cooperation, President Karzai deemed the years ahead to be of particular importance for Afghanistan because it would undertake more responsibilities beyond 2014.