The Chief Executive, in a Meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator: UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will increase its assistance to Afghanistan

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, on the sideline of Geneva Conference on Afghanistan, met with Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at his residence in Geneva.

Mr. Lowcock assured of continuing UN cooperation with Afghanistan as well as of the office under his administration and said they would continue to coordinate and cooperate with the Afghan government in dealing with drought and its consequences.

The Chief Executive thanked the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Afghanistan and appreciated its efforts to deal with drought and its consequences in Afghanistan. The Chief Executive assured of the Afghan government's coordination and cooperation with OCHA and called for further assistance for the injured.

At the meeting, the two sides called for increased efforts to provide the people with basic assistance and to increase the resistance against natural disasters.

The two sides also exchanged views on success of Geneva Conference on Afghanistan and continued engagement of the international community in Afghanistan’s affairs.