15 June 2017

News Story: Afghan president meets visiting UN chief

KABUL, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday met with the visiting United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said a statement released by Afghan Presidential Palace.

The two sides discussed the ways to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan, the statement said, adding that the Afghan leader has told Guterres that Afghanistan and Pakistan has agreed recently to revive the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States to push forward the peace process in Afghanistan.

The QCG meetings aimed to coordinate the peace process between the Taliban and the Afghan government. The meetings halted last year after Taliban rejected to join the peace talks and political dialogue.

Guterres arrived earlier on Wednesday in Kabul for his first visit as the UN Secretary General to the war-torn country.

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