UNSC Under Indian Presidency To Meet Friday

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The UN Security Council (UNSC), under the Presidency of India, will meet on Friday to discuss the worsening security situation in Afghanistan.

The decision to hold the open UNSC briefing on Afghanistan’s comes just a day after Afghanistan Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar spoke with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar “to discuss convening an emergency UN Security Council Session on Afghanistan.”

The UNSC will meet  today on Friday, August 6, under Indian Presidency to discuss and take stock of the situation in Afghanistan, said Ambassador of India to the UN, TS Tirumurti.

TS Tirumurti said, “India has been repeatedly cautioning against the possibility of terrorist entities and individuals gaining access to chemical weapons.”

“During tomorrow’s debate, we will share our vision and perspectives on Afghanistan, and we look forward to productive deliberations on this important issue,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said at a media briefing on Thursday.

It is going to be a month of high-level political engagement for New Delhi with India taking over the presidency of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the month of August. Pressing global issues including maritime security, peacekeeping and counter-terrorism are on top of India’s agenda.

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