Tokayev urges UN community not to leave Afghanistan to mercy of fate

Kazakhstan is in solidarity with the UN Security Council’s idea of establishing an inclusive and representative administration in Afghanistan.

On September 23, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev addressed the General Debate of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly. The leader of Kazakhstan focused on three pressing problems of our time: recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and challenges in Afghanistan, the press office of Akorda reported to CentralAsia.news.

With regard to the Afghan issue, the President supported the UN Security Council’s initiative to establish an inclusive and representative administration in the country through diplomatic negotiations.

The President noted that Kazakhstan viewed Afghanistan as an independent and sovereign state, implementing a peaceful internal and external strategy in the future. Afghanistan must continue to fulfil its international obligations and not allow its territory to become a base for terrorists, drug dealers and human traffickers.

The President emphasised that the world community should cast aside political or other convictions and not leave the people of Afghanistan to the mercy of fate. Responding to humanitarian emergencies should be the focus of attention.

Tokayev said Kazakhstan had redeployed temporarily the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and other UN agencies and expressed readiness to provide logistics services to deliver humanitarian cargos to Afghanistan.

24 сен 2021, 07:52

Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev

Photo source: akorda.kz

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