UN Chief gives Afghanistan strategy against US policy

UN Chief gives Afghanistan strategy against US policy
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The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday Afghanistan needs to invest in conditions to create a political solution to the crisis.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said at a press conference on Wednesday that there can be no military solution to the problem in Afghanistan and that the country should work to create a political solution in the country.

“I believe it is important in Afghanistan to invest in the conditions to create a political solution. I believe that is possible,” Guterres told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.

He was responding to a question on resolving the lingering crisis in Afghanistan .

“I don’t think there is a military solution to the crisis in Afghanistan , as I don’t think there is a military solution for practically any crisis in the world,” he said.

Guterres said he believes that investing in creating such a condition means the engagement in dialogue with the relevant parties.

“Even when the US have announced their surge, they were also saying that they believe a political solution is necessary,” he said.

“So, it is clear for me that, independently of short-term measures that might be taken, the political solution is the long-term road that we need all to move on,” Guterres said.

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