The statement also condemned “in the strongest terms” the “deplorable attack against the United Nations compound in Herat province on July 30” that resulted in the death of an Afghan security forces guard and several injured.”
The statement also expressed deep concern about the number of “reported serious human rights abuses and violations in communities affected by the ongoing armed conflict across the country.”
“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms all instances of terrorism and deliberate targeted attacks against civilians,” the statement said, adding: “all parties must respect their obligations under international humanitarian law in all circumstances, including those related to the protection of civilians.”
The members also reiterated their support for the work of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), and emphasized the importance of the safety and security of United Nations personnel.
The members of the Security Council called on both the Islamic Republic and the Taliban to engage meaningfully in an inclusive, Afghan-led, and Afghan-owned peace process in order to make urgent progress towards a political settlement and a ceasefire.
Members also reaffirmed that there is no military solution to the conflict and declared that they do not support the restoration of the Islamic Emirate.
Courtesy: TOLO NEWS