Brahimi greets former Afghan king on his return from exile

According to UN officials, Mr. Brahimi was on hand as the former monarch disembarked from a C-130 aircraft assisted by aides. As Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Mr. Brahimi heads the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). A small group of girls and young women wearing traditional costumes were present to greet the King and presented him with flowers. No speeches were made during the brief ceremony.