On 2 November 2015, Ambassador Mahmoud Saikal, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the UN met with the President of the 70th UN General Assembly, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft today.
After congratulating Mr. Lykketoft on his election of the Presidency of the General Assemby, Ambassador Saikal provided a thorough background on the situation in Afghanistan, role of the UN in Afghanistan, and the importance of international partners in Afghanistan’s development and progress.
Ambassador Saikal and President Lykketoft exchanged views on a whole range of issues including security, economic development, regional stability, and international support for Afghanistan’s development in the coming years. President Lykketoft mentioned his visits to Afghanistan and expressed his full support for Afghanistan’s transformation in the coming years.
The meeting was concluded with assurances of cooperation from both sides on matters of mutual interest. They pledged their support to work together on multiple issues through the upcoming year.