Security Council Press Statement Read by Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo, U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, in her Capacity as President of the UN Security Council, on UNAMA and Afghanistan

Rosemary A. DiCarlo
Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
New York, NY
December 22, 2010




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The members of the Security Council heard a briefing today by Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan, Mr. Staffan de Mistura, received an assessment of the situation in Afghanistan, including the recent election, and voiced full support for the Special Representative’s efforts.

The members of the Security Council welcomes the announcement of the final results for the 18 September Wolesi Jirga elections by Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission. The Security Council members reiterated that the elections which have been carried out under difficult security conditions under full Afghan ownership constitute an important milestone in the vital political process in Afghanistan.

The members of the Security Council look forward to all Afghan institutions continuing to act within their clearly defined areas of competence in accordance with the relevant laws and the Afghan Constitution.

The members of the Security Council express their appreciation to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan under the leadership of Special Representative of the Secretary General de Mistura and to the International Security Assistance Force for the support and assistance provided during the electoral process.

The members of the Council welcomed the continued commitment of the United Nations and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan to support the people and the Government of Afghanistan in their quest for peace, security and stability and underline the leading role of UNAMA in the coordination of the international civilian efforts in Afghanistan.

Thank you.

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PRN: 2010/346