UN adopts resolution on easing financial restrictions on Afghanistan


The United Nations Security Council has adopted U.S.-proposed resolution 2615 and authorized the flow of the money to Afghanistan for humanitarian purposes, local media reported Thursday.

Based on the new resolution, the United States will ease financial restrictions on Afghanistan for humanitarian purposes and allow the Taliban official and his entities involved in the process, Khaama Press reported.

United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West welcomed the decision of the United Nations Security Council and said they were, with the international community, united in supporting the Afghan people.

“This morning, the United Nations Security Council also unanimously adopted Resolution 2615, drafted by the United States and designed to enable broader support for the basic needs of the Afghan people,” West said in a tweet. .

Meanwhile, India has backed the UN Security Council resolution to grant sanctions waivers for humanitarian aid to the ailing country.

Concerned that half of the Afghan population faces acute food insecurity, Indian Ambassador to the UN TS Tirumurti said on Wednesday (local time) that India supported the Council resolution Security Council to grant an exemption from sanctions for humanitarian aid to the ailing country. .

“The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is dire. We have seen reports suggesting that more than half of the population is facing levels of crisis or emergency of acute food insecurity, urgent humanitarian assistance is needed to meet the basic food needs of the population, and the Most countries fall below the poverty line, “Tirumurti told a UN Security Council.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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