KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations General Assembly’s resolution on the Afghanistan’s situation was adopted on Friday with a majority of 131 votes, calling on the Afghan parties to end violence in the country.
The resolution that was endorsed by more than 70 countries including Germany supported an inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, Afghanistan’s permanent envoy to UNSC Adila Raz tweeted.
She thanked all countries that supported the resolution and expressed their thoughts about the future of Afghanistan in their addresses.
The UN members reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Afghanistan.
The resolution said UN members respected Afghanistan’s multicultural, multi-ethnic and historical heritage and welcomed the efforts by Afghanistan in the framework of the Transformation Decade (2015–2024) to consolidate its sovereignty through strengthening a fully functioning, sustainable State in the service of its people, with the goal of becoming fully self-reliant.
It also reaffirms the long-term partnership between the Government of Afghanistan and the international community based on their strategic consensus and mutual commitments.
The UN members also reaffirmed the commitment of the international community to continuing to support the training, equipping, financing and development of the capacity of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.
The UN members reiterated their serious concern about the security situation in Afghanistan and the urgent need to tackle the challenges facing the country, in particular the region-based violence, attacks and all forms of terrorist and criminal activities and all violent and unlawful attacks and killings of the Taliban, including the Haqqani Network, as well as Al-Qaida, Daesh and their affiliates, and other terrorist groups, and foreign terrorist fighters.
The UN resolution expresses its deep concern about the threat posed by terrorism to Afghanistan and the region and over the continuing presence of Al-Qaida, Daesh as well as other international terrorist organizations and their affiliated groups in Afghanistan, condemning in the strongest terms all terrorist activity and all terrorist attacks.
Raz thanked the German mission to UN “for the skillful and balanced approach in negotiating and drafting the very important General Assembly resolution on the situation in Afghanistan.”
Afghanistan High Council for National Reconciliation chairman Abdullah Abdullah welcomed the UN resolution and thanked all countries that financially supported Afghanistan.