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U.N., Turkmenistan to set up support bases for Afghan refugees.

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 Kyodo

U.N. Undersecretary General Kenzo Oshima agreed Monday with Turkmenistan President Gen. Saparmyrat Niyazov to set up two support offices in the country to help in the event of an influx of refugees from Afghanistan, a U.N. spokesperson said in New York.

At their talks in Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan, Oshima told Niyazov that the United Nations will support the country if it accepts Afghan refugees fleeing as a result of the ongoing U.S.-led military attacks, the spokesperson said.

The support offices would oversee transport of humanitarian aid, according to the U.N.
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Date:Oct 29, 2001
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