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Wednesday, 08 February 2023 10:41 GMT

US Envoy In Tokyo Situation In Afghanistan Discussed

(MENAFN- Khaama Press)

Thomas West, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan, during his 2-day visit to Japan, discussed the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, political engagement, and humanitarian needs of Afghanistan with his Japanese interlocutors.

The US official stated on Saturday, December 3, that he had two“productive” days in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, discussing the two countries' common interests in Afghanistan.

West praised Japan's continued generosity and diplomatic efforts, writing that it has been a partner and friend of the Afghan people for more than 20 years.

“We are always stronger, on every challenge, when we act together with allies,” West wrote.“True in Afghanistan – we'll continue to need Japan's expertise and diverse contributions.”

The US Special Representative also mentioned that Tadamichi Yamamoto, who served as Deborah Lyons' predecessor as the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), provided him with“sage advice.”

According to the tweets, West also met with officials of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to discuss the economic strategy.

West's visit to Japan comes as a statement from the US Department of State announced that the US Special Representative West will undertake official visits to Japan, India, and the United Arab Emirates to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.

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