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UN to open two more offices in Afghanistan

The offices, to be opened in Qalat and Asadabad, will provide assistance to UN agencies in implementing their programmes.

india Updated: Aug 08, 2006 12:03 IST

The United Nations will soon open two more offices in Afghanistan's southern and southeastern region to help the country fight the growing insurgency in the area.

The offices, to be part of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), will be opened in Qalat in the province of Zabul and in Asadabad.

"These new offices will closely cooperate with the local government and local governors and with all the administration to strengthen the good governance and the rule of law, as well as monitor human rights and support to the local population," the world body said.

The offices will also provide assistance to UN agencies in implementing their programmes.

The two new UNAMA offices, according to UN, are only the first step in an expanded UN presence in Afghanistan.

The mission also plans to open more offices throughout the country, beginning at the end of this year and continuing into next spring.