India supports UNSC resolution on humanitarian help to Afghanistan

India has voted in favour of UNSC resolution to grant exemption from sanctions for humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, says India's Permanent Mission to the UN.

ANI
Updated23 Dec 2021
India says it is also ready to work with other nations in the region in providing assistance to Afghanistan. (In photo) Ambassador TS Tirumurti, Permanent Representative of India to UN. (ANI Photo)
India says it is also ready to work with other nations in the region in providing assistance to Afghanistan. (In photo) Ambassador TS Tirumurti, Permanent Representative of India to UN. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

India voted in favour of UNSC resolution to grant exemptions from sanctions on humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.

"India voted in favour of #UNSC resolution to grant exemption from sanctions for humanitarian assistance to #Afghanistan," tweeted India's Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

Further, India's Permanent Representative to United Nations Ambassador T.S. Tirumurti mentioned in his speech that aid and assistance should be provided to the most vulnerable section of the Afghanistan society focussing on women and children.

"Aid should be allowed irrespective of the ethnicity and religion," he said.

"India has been providing humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan for the last two decades," he added.

Further, Ambassador T.S. Tirumurti also welcomed UNSC resolution to review the assistance program after one year.

India is also ready to work with other nations in the region in providing assistance to Afghanistan.

Ambassador also highlighted that the resolution has noted the Taliban's commitment that it will not allow its soil to be used for terrorism designated under UNSC resolution 2593.

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