Galbraith given UN appointment in Afghanistan

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(Host) A Vermont resident has been appointed by the United Nations to help deal with Afghanistan.

Peter Galbraith of Townshend has been appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to the UN mission in Afghanistan.

Galbraith is a former U.S. ambassador to Croatia. He will be the UN’s number two representative to Afghanistan.

(Galbraith) “I will be responsible for the political side of the UN mission. And that mandate involves advice to the government, issues of governance, independent judiciary, human rights. It involves reconciliation, mediating conflicts and it involves dealing with the region who are major actors in Afghanistan, notably Pakistan and Iran.”

(Host) Galbraith says he expects to start in Afghanistan in about six weeks.




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