Ban Ki-moon supports peace talks with Hezb-e-IslamiThe UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has declared support to ongoing peace talks between the Afghan government and Hezb-e-Islami.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the UN Secretary General on the sideline of Doha Forum in Qatar, the Office of the President said.

Ban Ki-moon said he will study the proposed draft agreement between the Afghan government and Hezb-e-Islami so that the United Nations can take necessary measures in the light of the proposed agreement.

In his return, President Ghani thanked the UN Secretary General for expressing readiness to support the Afghan government peace efforts with Hezb-e-Islami and said the agreemenet has been prepared in consideration with the contents of the Afghan constitution.

The UN Secretary General also welcomed preparations for the Warsaw and Brussels summits and said he is hopeful that summits will produce positive outcome for Afghanistan.

He also hailed the Afghan government and President Ghani for their assistance in the latest changes in the leadership of the UN mission in Afghanistan where the newly appointed UN special envoy to Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto assumed charge.

Meanwhile, President Ghani said the role of the United Nations was vital in Afghanistan and welcomed a proposed visit by the members of the UN Security Council to Afghanistan.

The UN Secretary General said he is hopeful to visit Afghanistan in the near future and urged President Ghani to approve the climate change convention.