UNSC passes resolution on Afghanistan, Russia China abstain from voting
New York: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted a resolution under the Presidency of India for August month, demanding that Afghan territory should not be used to threaten or attack any other country.
The resolution was put forward by the US, the UK, France. Thirteen voted in favour of the resolution on Afghanistan, 0 against and two abstentions by Russia and China.
After the UNSC meeting, Harsh Shringla, Foreign Secretary of India, said, "Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed needs to be called out". He pointed to how India has "Provided support to minority communities in Afghanistan" with evacuation on Sikh and Hindu minority communities.
The government believes the decision by the UN Security Council has an important bearing on the course of developments in Afghanistan. Our Presidency could contribute to serious international consideration of this key issue.