The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

UNSC misinformed about Afghanistan

On December 29, 2023, the last session of the United Nations Security Council on Afghanistan concluded without the participation of a representative from the Afghan government. Resolution 2721 was issued, stating in part: “A group of special representatives from various countries and the special representative of the United Nations should be appointed to facilitate the way for intra-Afghan dialogues jointly.” Although 13 out of 15 Security Council members voted in favor, Russia and China abstained. Russian representative argued that it would not support the special representative if consultation with Afghan authorities did not take place on selecting the special representative. “Dancing to a different tune yields no positive results, and Afghanistan’s history is full of ‘heartbreaking’ examples of such efforts,” he said. “We hope that the SecretaryGeneral of the United Nations, based on constructive interaction with the Afghan authorities, pays attention to the appointment of the special representative and finds appropriate solutions. In the past two decades, Afghanistan’s history has proven that externally proposed solutions for the country will ultimately fail,” said the representative of China. Following the issuance of the United Nations Security Council resolution, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, in a strongly-worded statement. In the presence and active engagement of UNAMA, the specific mission of the United Nations to appoint another special representative is deemed unnecessary because ground realities demonstrate that Afghanistan is not a country at war, the ministry said in a statement. Currently, there is a central government in power capable of protecting the country’s interests, fulfilling its commitments, and managing issues through bilateral and multilateral mechanisms, the ministry added. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has coordinated its statement with China and Russia, adding that special representatives have not only failed to resolve any conflicts in contemporary Afghan and global history but have also complicated the situation by imposing foreign agendas. After the Security Council’s decision and the announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, the Security Commission of Afghanistan, led by the Ministry of Defense, held a press conference. In the conference, Mawlavi Mohammad Yaqub Mujahid, the Acting Minister of National Defense and the head of the Security Commission of Afghanistan, stated in reference to the United Nations Security Council: “Efforts are underway by some malicious circles, both domestic and foreign, to create concerns about Afghanistan in the region. These destructive groups produce false information and disseminate it through various channels, aiming to generate concerns about Afghanistan for regional and global countries. The production of false information has now turned into a business for these destructive groups; they seek to gain access to material benefits and their sinister goals through this method. The Security Council is being preyed upon by fabricated information; therefore, regional and global countries should not be influenced by inaccurate reports about the security situation in Afghanistan,” said Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoub Mujahid, the Acting Minister of Defense and the head of the Security Commission of Afghanistan. Mujahid said that their government is committed to the Doha Agreement, emphasizing that Afghan soil will not be used against any other country by the Islamic Emirate. “We are steadfast in our commitment; we will not allow anyone to use Afghan soil against others or exploit the youth of Afghanistan by forcing them against others. All necessary precautions have been taken in this regard. We have no intention of invading any country, nor do we accept any invasion,” Mujahid said. Looking at the above issues, it arises in the human mind that one should inquire with the United Nations Security Council that despite having a government that can preserve the country’s interests, fulfill its commitments, ensure countrywide security, eliminate 90% of the malicious individuals who posed a threat to our country and others over the past 20 years, grant amnesty to its opponents who, with the support of their people, killed each other, dismantle kidnapping networks and armed robbers, and save the lives of hundreds of people, address its people’s problems during natural disasters, as evidenced by the exemplary rescue operation for earthquake victims in Herat by security and defense forces, along with millions in financial assistance. For a country that has adhered to all national and international standards, instead of engaging with them, recognizing them officially, and showing genuine solidarity with its people, what does it mean to send a special representative at the behest of the global community and disregard all tangible realities? Does it not open a new gateway to instability in Afghanistan? For centuries, Afghanistan has been a central hub for the transportation and exchange of commercial goods, religions, and cultures between Asia and Europe. However, due to the colonial era and the wars of the past four decades, Afghanistan lost its centrality and became isolated. Nevertheless, with the end of colonization and the reduction of conflict, Afghanistan has once again returned to its primary path. Suppose the global community, neighboring countries, and the region are sincere in their support for Afghanistan and genuinely empathize with the suffering people of this country instead of sending representatives. In that case, they should extend their hands to strengthen and support the new government. Rahmatullah Faizan

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.