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Statement by H.E. Dr. Zahir Tanin Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations At the Security Council debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict Mr. President, Let me begin by expressing my delegation’s gratitude to you for organizing today’s open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict. Last week’s debate on post-conflict stabilization was very productive and we believe that today’s topic is inextricably linked to stabilization and peace building.  The protection of civilians is a very important issue to Afghanistan as the Taliban and al-Qaeda continue their heinous acts to disrupt…

Statement of H.E. Zahir Tanin Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations at the Security Council on the Role of the UN in Post-Conflict Stabilization Mr. President, My delegation is pleased to see your Excellency Mr. David Miliband the Foreign Secretary of the UK chair today’s Security Council meeting. Allow me to express my delegation’s appreciation to you for organizing today’s important and timely open debate of the Security Council to consider the challenges facing the international community in stabilizing countries recovering from conflict and delivering sustainable peace. We are also thankful for the concept paper on the subject…

Statement by H.E. Zahir Tanin Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations at the celebration of the 1150th Birth anniversary of Abu Abdullah Rudaki Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today, we are gathered with members of friend-nations who share a common language, culture, religion and history to commemorate the 1150th anniversary of Abu Abdullah Rudaki’s birth. Rudaki is one of the founders of the rich classical literature which belongs to Afghanistan, Iran, and Tajikistan as well the millions who speak the same language throughout the world. I would like to personally welcome Secretary General…

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