UNSC resolution should guide global response to Afghan crisis: Shringla


India on Tuesday said the recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution should guide the global response to the solution to the Afghanistan problem. The resolution demands that the territory of Afghanistan should not be used for terrorism and that a political solution to the conflict should be found through dialogue.

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, while addressing a function through digital medium, said that the UNSC’s ‘Proposition 2593’ specifically deals with the terrorists declared by the UN Security Council which include Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.

He said a need was felt that human rights, including those of women and minorities, should be upheld and all parties should be encouraged to find an inclusive and negotiated political solution. The Foreign Secretary said that India expects the international community to be accountable and united in dealing with the problem in Afghanistan. He said that India’s friendship with the people of Afghanistan will continue to guide its stand in future.


Shringla, however, said that it (India) is concerned about developments in that country (Afghanistan) and foreign influences. He said that the UNSC resolution was passed at a meeting of the global body chaired by India last month and it also mentioned the expectations related to the safety of people of Afghanistan and foreign nationals seeking safe movement and exit from that country. Is. The Foreign Secretary said that UNSC Resolution 2593 has unanimously demanded that the territory of Afghanistan should not be used for the shelter, training, planning or funding of terrorist activities and in particular by the United Nations Security Council. Declared terrorists mentioned include Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.



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