UNSC to hold meeting, take stock of situation in Afghanistan, says ambassador TS Tirumurti


The United Nations Security Council will be holding a meeting on August 6 to take stock of the situation in Afghanistan.

India’s permanent representative to UN Ambassador TS Tirumurti at UNSC in New York | Photo Credits: PTI

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Friday, August 6, under Indian Presidency to discuss and take stock of the situation in Afghanistan, said Ambassador of India to the UN, TS Tirumurti.

TS Tirumurti added, “India has been repeatedly cautioning against the possibility of terrorist entities and individuals gaining access to chemical weapons.”

UNSC SAYS IT DOES NOT SUPPORT RESTORATION OF ISLAMIC EMIRATE IN AFGHANISTAN

Condemning the attack against the United Nations in Afghanistan’s Herat, the UN Security Council earlier declared that it does “not support the restoration of the Islamic Emirate” in Afghanistan.

The United Nations Security Council expressed deep concern over the high levels of violence in the war-torn country.

In a press statement issued by Council President India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti, members of the 15-nation Security Council reaffirmed that there is no military solution to the conflict and “declared that they do not support the restoration of the Islamic Emirate,” as reported by PTI.

The members of the Security Council called on both the Islamic Republic and the Taliban to engage meaningfully in an inclusive, Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process in order to make urgent progress towards a political settlement and a ceasefire,” the press statement added.

THERE CAN BE NO UNILATERAL DECISION ON PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN, SAYS TS TIRUMURTI

TS Tirumurti earlier in a statement had also responded to whether India is going to send peacekeeping forces to Afghanistan or not. Ambassador Tirumurti had said there are no such plans for now.

“I have not come to the place where India is going to send peacekeeping forces to Afghanistan. There can be no unilateral decision on peace in Afghanistan. All stakeholders have to be consulted. I cannot comment on the sovereign decision of the US to withdraw troops from Afghanistan,” Ambassador Tirumurti said.

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