UNSC to hold meeting on Afghanistan

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The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is going to hold a meeting about the situation in Afghanistan on Friday, following the trip of Amina Mohammed, the deputy chief of the UN, to the country.

Shahad Matar, a spokesperson for the UAE permanent mission to the UN said on Twitter that the meeting is requested by the UAE, Japan and France, and Amina Mohammed will brief the UNSC about her recent trip to Afghanistan.

“The UAE, Japan & France requested a meeting in closed consultations this Friday to hear from DSG Amina Mohammed on her recent trip to Afghanistan, including her engagements, the messages she relayed, and her candid assessment of the situation. A closed meeting is the most effective and appropriate format for the Council to hear from the DSG, given the sensitive nature of the visit and the fluid situation on the ground,” Shahad Matar, a spokesperson for the UAE permanent mission to the UN tweeted.

However, the Islamic Emirate requests that attendees of such meetings cooperate with the current government of Afghanistan.

“We also seek a cooperative attitude in international meetings with the people of Afghanistan and the Islamic Emirate because cooperation and understanding can lead us to a positive result. Applying pressure is not a solution and won’t work,” said Zabiullah Mujahid, the Islamic Emirate’s spokesman.

Nearly ten regional and international meetings have been convened by nations and international organizations to address the situation in Afghanistan, but these meetings so far have been unable to address the country’s basic problems.

“Because the Islamic Emirate is not a participant in that meeting and whatever decision they make is not acceptable to the Islamic Emirate, if there is one representative of the Islamic Emirate there, it is possible that five or six of the ten suggestions will be implemented, and it is not necessary that all requests from them should be accepted,” said Sayed Ishaq Gailani, the head of the National Solidarity Movement of Afghanistan.

“The international community and the United Nations cannot remain oblivious to the painful conditions of Afghanistan, but the lack of efficacy and failure of these meetings is clearly due to the absence of flexibility of the Taliban,” said Sayed Jawad Sajadi, a university lecturer.

Earlier, Zamir Kabulov, the special envoy of Russia for Afghanistan, said it is expected that meetings regarding Afghanistan will be held in the coming months with the participation of regional nations, and that assisting the Afghan people will be one of the main agendas of these meetings.—Tolo news