UN will continue to support Afghanistan, says Ban Ki-moonListen /
The United Nations will continue to support the government of Afghanistan as it works to create stability and build its economy.
That's what United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said to the NATO Summit in Chicago on Monday.
Leaders from more than 50 countries gathered in the United States city to discuss future strategies for Afghanistan where NATO-led forces are scheduled to end their military operations in 2014.
UN spokesperson, Martin Nesirky was with the UN Secretary-General in Chicago.
"The overriding message was that the United Nations will continue to support the Afghan government to the maximum of our ability and he said that Afghanistan clearly faces difficult security and development challenges. But he also pointed out that our resources are limited and the United Nations cannot fill all the gaps and so the enduring commitment of every leader here today is going to be critical." (Duration: 23")
The Secretary-General also said that the meeting in Chicago should send a clear signal that Afghanistan's international partners are not going to withdraw their support as they draw down their military presence.