UN Security Council resolution sets out to end ‘stalemate’ on Afghanistan

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Thu, 2023-03-16 21:44

NEW YORK: The UN Security Council on Thursday adopted a draft resolution calling for a team of independent experts to assess the international strategy on Afghanistan, and develop a “coherent and integrated approach” to address the challenges facing the country.

Resolution 2679 was authored by the UAE and Japan, the two penholders of the Afghan file at the Security Council.

The two countries also authored a second resolution extending the mandate of UN assistance mission to Afghanistan for another year, until March 17, 2024.

Afghan burqa-clad women sell clothes along a street in Kandahar on March 7, 2023. (File/AFP)
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