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Chirac Expects U-N to Quickly Pass Resolution for Post-Taleban Afghan Government - 2001-11-09


French President Jacques Chirac says he is confident the U-N Security Council will adopt a Franco-British sponsored resolution for a post-Taleban government for Afghanistan.

The proposal calls for a transitional government representative of the Afghan people and acceptable to neighboring countries. It also calls for United Nations involvement in establishing the government.

Mr. Chirac says he believes the resolution will be adopted unanimously November 15th or 16th.

He spoke after meeting in Paris with U-N special envoy for Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi who met earlier Thursday with the former King of Afghanistan, Mohammad Zahir Shah, in Italy.

Mr. Brahimi says the former king indicated his willingness to play a role in Afghanistan's future.

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