KABUL - The new United Nations special envoy to Afghanistan, Jan Kubis, on Tuesday presented his diplomatic credentials to Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that the UN backs Afghan-led peace negotiations.
Mr. Kubis said at a press conference that peace talks with opposition groups are part of his mission in Afghanistan.
He added that he is looking forward to helping Afghans in the period of transition.
Meanwhile, President Karzai promised that his government will fully co-operate with him so he can fulfill his mission.
Mr. Kubis said he wants to be a good partner to the Afghan government and the people of Afghanistan.
The Slovakian diplomat replaces Sweden's Staffan de Mistura whose tenure expired in December.
Mr. Kubis is a former Slovak foreign minister and recently held the post of chief of the UN Economic Commission for Europe.