The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday welcomed the announced start of a seven-day period of reduced violence in Afghanistan, saying the opportunity can lead to restoring durable peace in the country.
“The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the announced start of a seven-day period of reduced violence, which represents an unparalleled opportunity that can lead toward a durable and lasting peace,” UNAMA said in a statement.
The statement noted that “The United Nations remains committed to working with all parties to support an inclusive Afghan-led process that includes women, minorities and youth; upholds the human rights of all citizens; and leads to a sustainable peace in Afghanistan.”
“The United Nations urges all parties to seek additional ways to reduce levels of violence, especially the violence that harms civilians, on the way to a permanent ceasefire and a lasting political settlement,” added the statement.
Alongside UNAMA, Pakistan, NATO and the Afghan government leaders also welcomed the move.