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Annan urges Pakistan and Iran to cooperate for peace

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on Sunday called upon Iran and Pakistan to work more closely to bring about a lasting peace in Afghanistan.

Speaking on Sunday at the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) meeting in Doha, Qatar where he reiterated the UN’s commitment to finding a negotiated and peaceful solution to the conflict in Afghanistan, Annan underscored that peace would not return to the country without the support of its neighbours. He appealed to Afghanistan’s neighbours, particularly Iran and Pakistan, to work more closely to achieve peace saying that “after so many years of senseless fighting, this unhappy country truly deserves a lasting ceasefire and the establishment of a broad-based, representative government”.

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