World News: UN expresses concern over violence in Afghanistan, says ceasefire should be unconditional immediately

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With the possibility of withdrawal of US troops intensified, there is a war-like atmosphere in many cities between Taliban and Afghan soldiers there. The United Nations expressed concern over violence in Afghanistan and called for an immediate unconditional ceasefire effort to intensify.


United Nations, PTI. The situation is not good in Afghanistan at the moment. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Afghanistan's neighbors and its allies to play their part in peace and its prosperous future in a war-torn country. Meanwhile, India has announced that its ongoing projects to help the people of Afghanistan will not be affected.


The United Nations expressed deep concern over the rampant violence in Afghanistan and also called for expediting efforts for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire. In his video message sent to a conference focused on Afghanistan, he said that progress towards peace will help the development of the entire region and is an important step towards the safe, phased, and dignified return of millions of displaced Afghan civilians.

Gutarais said that he appreciates the government of Afghanistan for its ambitious agenda for development and reforms. "I urge Afghanistan's neighbors and allies to take advantage of these opportunities of cooperation and play their part in building a peaceful and prosperous future for Afghanistan," he said. He expressed deep concern about the recent violence, especially against students and civilians. Let us tell you that with the possibility of withdrawal of American troops intensified, there is a war-like atmosphere in many cities between Taliban and Afghan soldiers there.

Significantly, India has been included in the list of friends of Afghanistan since the beginning. India has so far set up three billion-dollar projects in Afghanistan. Projects are underway with help from India in all 34 Afghan provinces. 65 thousand Afghani students are being educated in India. The Modi government is taking many steps towards further strengthening these relations.