Afghanistan must not become shelter for terrorists and should not be used to threaten or attack any other country.
This was stated by India’s foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Monday after chairing a UN Security Council meet.
India’s foreign secretary’s remarks came after the UNSC passed a resolution on Afghanistan, which was passed under India’s presidency and adopted with the support of 13 members as Russia and China abstained.
“It underlines the risk individuals and entities designated by UN Security Council 1267. This is of direct importance to India,” Shringla said.
He added: “The resolution also notes the statement by the Taliban in the 27th of August and the Security Council does expect them to adhere to their commitments, including regarding the safe, secure and orderly departure from Afghanistan, of Afghan and all foreign nationals.”
“The resolution also recognises the importance of upholding human rights, especially Afghan women, children and minorities, as well as to inclusive negotiated settlement, and humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan,” the foreign secretary said.
Flash: India's FS @harshvshringla
Says "lashkar e taiba, jaish-e-mohammed needs to be called out". Points to how India has "provided support to minority communities in Afghanistan" with evacuation on Sikh and Hindu minority communties. pic.twitter.com/Ufl6FuhmUM
— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) August 30, 2021
Meanwhile, India also called for early talks between Israel and Palestine to “resolve all final status issues and achieve a two-state solution”.
Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla made India’s stand clear, while chairing a UNSC meeting on peace process in the Middle East and the Palestinian question.
— India at UN, NY (@IndiaUNNewYork) August 30, 2021