UN Deputy Secretary-General to arrive in Kabul today

Khaama Press


The spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General confirmed during a press briefing that Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the organization’s Deputy Secretary-General, will arrive in Kabul today, Wednesday, May 15.

Farhan Haq, the Deputy Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, stated that the purpose of Jean-Pierre Lacroix’s trip to Afghanistan is to raise awareness about the dangers of unexploded ordnance.

The visit of a high-ranking UN official to Afghanistan is scheduled for two days, amidst growing concerns about the perceived increase in the risks of unexploded ordnance, while negotiations for the third session inside and outside of Afghanistan have begun.

Meanwhile, another source reported to Khaama Press that the other objective of the UN official’s trip to Afghanistan is to discuss the third Doha session scheduled for June of this year with Taliban officials.

On February 18-19, 2024, the UN Secretary-General convened the second Afghanistan Conference in Doha, Qatar. Representatives from 25 nations, international organizations, Afghan civil society, and women’s groups attended, aiming for comprehensive peace efforts.

In May 2023, the UN held the first Afghanistan Conference in Doha without Taliban participation, seeking a unified international approach. Despite invitations to the Taliban for the second conference, they refused, demanding sole representation, which the UN Secretary-General deemed unacceptable.

UN Deputy Secretary-General to arrive in Kabul today