Under Indian presidency UNSC to hold session on Afghanistan
United Nations/UNI: The UN Security Council (UNSC) under the presidency of India, will meet on Friday to discuss and take stock of the situation in Afghanistan.
The announcement by India's Permanent Representative to the UN came a day after Afghanistan Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar spoke with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to discuss convening of an emergency UN Security Council Session on Afghanistan, in view of the worsening security situation.
''UN #SecurityCouncil will meet on Friday, 6th August, under Indian Presidency to discuss and take stock of the situation in # Afghanistan,'' Tirumurti tweeted.
Atmar in his tweet after calling on Jaishankar had said that the UN and the international community ''must play a greater role to stop the unfolding tragedy in Afghanistan due to Taliban violence and atrocities.''
''Appreciate the lead role of India as current UNSC President,'' he tweeted.
Called Indian FM HE @DrSJaishankar to discuss convening an emergency UN Security Council Session on AFG. UN & int’l community must play a greater role to stop the unfolding tragedy in🇦🇫 due to Taliban violence & atrocities. Appreciate the lead role of🇮🇳 as current UNSC President. pic.twitter.com/SLaRlUKHxC— Mohammed Haneef Atmar محمد حنیف اتمر (@MHaneefAtmar) August 3, 2021
The UNSC session comes amid the worsening situation in Afghanistan with the Taliban taking over large swathes of territory, and mounting calls for an end to the violence.