Il Segretario Generale sull’accordo per il cessate il fuoco in Afghanistan

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

on Afghanistan


The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement by the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban of a ceasefire to enable the Afghan people to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday in peace.


The Secretary-General urges all parties concerned to seize this opportunity and embrace an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. Only a peace settlement can bring an end to the suffering in Afghanistan. The United Nations is committed to supporting the people and Government of Afghanistan in this important endeavour.


Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

New York, 23 May 2020