Window for political dialogue may be opening in Afghanistan, Ban reports

Published on 21 December 2010

There is an increasing sense that conditions for reconciliation in Afghanistan are becoming more favourable and that there may soon be a real opportunity for a political dialogue leading to a settlement, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his latest report on the war-torn country. (..) Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has appealed to donors for $157 million in urgently needed funding to meet a food shortfall of 103,600 tons for the period up to June 2011.

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