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New UN Envoy to Afghanistan Vows to Improve Rebuilding Efforts


The new U.N. Special Envoy to Afghanistan visited the Afghan capital, Kabul, Friday, and vowed to bring changes to help with rebuilding efforts in the war-torn country.

Former Norwegian Ambassador Kai Eide promised to improve coordination with the Afghan government and international donors on aid and development efforts.

A lack of coordination has led to numerous failed reconstruction projects, but a new U.N. resolution empowers Eide to directly coordinate such support.

Eide said the government of President Hamid Karzai asked for better coordination long ago.

He promised the United Nations would do a better job than it has in the past.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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