Guterres: UN Security Council Members Desire a Stable Afghanistan
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expresses that all five countries on permanent UN Security Council want stability in Afghanistan.
During a meeting with the Foreign Ministers of the Security Council permanent members, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres revealed that all five countries expressed their desire for a terrorism-free Afghanistan.
Guterres further noted that the members hope to see an Afghanistan where the rights of women and girls are respected, and headed by an inclusive government representing various sectors of the population.
When questioned by AFP about reaching a unified position regarding the Taliban movement, the Chinese ambassador to the UN, Zhang Jun expressed that "unity is everywhere."
The conference was attended by the foreign ministers of the United States, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, and France, and moderated by Guterres.
The Taliban, which is seeking international recognition after seizing power in Afghanistan, had previously requested to address the General Assembly on behalf of Afghanistan.
However, the UN Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for the representation of states in the UN, will not meet before November, according to the US.