Monday, March 17, 2008

INTERVIEW-New U.N. envoy seeks to coordinate Afghan efforts

Eide said he was encouraged by a U.N. focus on coordinating relief and nation-building efforts and expected "flexibility" from all players "to make the pieces fit together better". --- "We all know that the solution to the challenges we face in Afghanistan cannot be a military one. The security component is important, but the solution must ultimately be political," said Eide from his corner office in Norway's foreign ministry.


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