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“Community of shared future for mankind” very relevant to Afghanistan, region: Afghan ambassador to UN
March 24,2017   By:Xinhua
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March 24, 2017 -- Mahmoud Saikal, permanent representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations (UN), speaks during an interview in New York, the United States, March 21, 2017. The notion of "creating a community of shared future for mankind" is "very relevant" to Afghanistan and the region, said Mahmoud Saikal. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
 
NEW YORK, March 24, 2017 -- The notion of "creating a community of shared future for mankind" is "very relevant" to Afghanistan and the region, said Mahmoud Saikal, permanent representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday.
 
The UN Security Council adopted unanimously a resolution last week to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), seeking to promote security and stability in Afghanistan and the region "to create a community of shared future for mankind." The notion for the first time was written into a UN Security Council resolution.
 
"It has to do with peace, security, stability, equality, human rights, development and also making sure we have a clean world. All of them are very relevant to Afghanistan," the envoy said in a joint interview with Xinhua and China Central Television.
 
Afghanistan is facing extremism and terrorism threats and is "in desperate need for peace," he said.
 
"Peace can only come through dialogue. So we welcome that. We believe the view of President Xi Jinping is very relevant to the life of our country," the ambassador said, adding that collective efforts are needed in addressing global threats.
 
"When it comes to prosperity, definitely we need to focus on win-win cooperation. Wherever we can, we need to assist each other. Wherever both of us win, we should step forward," he said, adding the world also needs to push for green development together.
 
"So, as you can see, all of them are relevant to the life of Afghanistan, to life of our region, to the planet Earth," he concluded.