12 Total Quotes

Tom Koenigs Quotes

It will be vital for the Afghan government to extend its reach to under served areas of Afghanistan.
Tom Koenigs
#Afghanistan

Afghanistan is surrounded by nations which are highly interested in stability in Afghanistan and are friendly to Afghans. That means it is time for building bridges.
Tom Koenigs
#Afghanistan

I will work to orient our action to these two directions [human rights and development] which does not mean I will neglect anything else. I think these two topics are the two major driving forces in all human development all over the world and the United Nations has been established for bringing forward these two elements.
Tom Koenigs
#Action

I cannot understand why anyone would target schools and teachers. These attacks amount to a denial of the human right to education for Afghanistan's children.
Tom Koenigs
#Denial

I can only appeal to those who apparently disagree with the development Afghanistan takes, 'Leave Afghanistan's children alone'.
Tom Koenigs
#Afghanistan

The security situation changes everyday...one of the main problems for economic and social development is the security situation.
Tom Koenigs
#Problems

There has been marked increase in the incidence of larger and more deadly explosive devices, including suicide bombings. The perpetrators of these attacks have shown a growing intent to target civilians, government officials and reconstruction workers.
Tom Koenigs
#Suicide

There has been a marked increase in the incidence of larger and more deadly explosive devices, including suicide bombings.
Tom Koenigs
#Suicide

This will require programs that ensure the participation of Afghans in the development of the country, while meeting the needs of vulnerable groups and poor regions.
Tom Koenigs
#Country

We will try to increase our presence in the southern provinces in the course of this year to support the government to function and to improve its function.
Tom Koenigs
#Support

Extremists, terrorists and other enemy action in Afghanistan will only lead to what you have experienced in the last decades.
Tom Koenigs
#Action

Efforts being made at this moment in the southern provinces are very promising. The security situation has improved and quite a number of conflicts have ceased to exist.
Tom Koenigs
#Security