Author Khaled Hosseini completes mission to Afghanistan

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond to whom quoted text may be attributed at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Best-selling author Khaled Hosseini, a UNHCR Goodwill Envoy, ended a 10-day mission to his native Afghanistan yesterday with a call for the international community to remain committed to the country. Hosseini was in Afghanistan for the first time since gaining international recognition for his best-selling novel, "The Kite Runner," in 2005. His second book, "A Thousand Splendid Suns," was released earlier this year and has also been a major seller worldwide. Both are set in Afghanistan.