We will try to increase our presence in the southern provinces in the course of this year to support the government to function and to improve its function.
There has been a marked increase in the incidence of larger and more deadly explosive devices, including suicide bombings.
This will require programs that ensure the participation of Afghans in the development of the country, while meeting the needs of vulnerable groups and poor regions.
The security situation changes everyday...one of the main problems for economic and social development is the security situation.
The death of such a treasured colleague will be a matter of enormous sadness to those who knew him and to all who care about Afghanistan's rebuilding.
There has been marked increase in the incidence of larger and more deadly explosive devices, including suicide bombings. The perpetrators of these attacks have shown a growing intent to target civilians, government officials and reconstruction workers.
It will be vital for the Afghan government to extend its reach to under served areas of Afghanistan.
I will work to orient our action to these two directions [human rights and development] which does not mean I will neglect anything else. I think these two topics are the two major driving forces in all human development all over the world and the United Nations has been established for bringing forward these two elements.
I can only appeal to those who apparently disagree with the development Afghanistan takes, 'Leave Afghanistan's children alone'.