Yamamoto: Probably 2020, would be a Year of Peace in Afghanistan

Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, has said that about the Afghan peace process in his last message of assignment: “I depart Kabul with one wish, a wish that I share with millions of Afghans: for peace to return to Afghanistan. May 2020 be the year that the war ends, and Afghans can look forward with hope to a peaceful and flourishing society that they so richly deserve.

He has also highlighted: “It has been a rare privilege and honor to head the UN family in Afghanistan in the service of all Afghan people. After completing my assignment of more than five years, I extend profound thanks to my colleagues and so many Afghan and international partners and friends. The challenges remain daunting, but I have every confidence that they can overcome because of the Afghan people’s capabilities, for which I have a great admiration. The United Nations will be there, shoulder-to-shoulder, with the Afghan people in the time ahead.”