Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to the UN, has called on all stakeholders in Afghanistan continue to ensure people’s full access to humanitarian assistance as well as safety for UN staff and humanitarian workers as well as international organisations.
Quy made the statement at a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) discussion on the Afghanistan situation on September 9.
He said that Vietnam has kept a close watch on the situation in Afghanistan and hopes that the situation will stable soon.
The diplomat called on all relevant parties in Afghanistan to restrain and not to use force, ensuring normal operation of important infrastructure works and necessary services for civilians, while seeking a comprehensive political solution with the full, equal and meaningful engagement of women and youth.
He also stressed the need to strengthen efforts to deal with challenges regarding terrorism, food security, migration, COVID-19 and prevention of crimes and drug trafficking in Afghanistan. The global community,the UN, international and regional partners should give more humanitarian and reconstruction aid to the country, he added.
He also highly valued efforts by the UN and the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), calling for all parties in Afghanistan to respect for and show full cooperation with the mission, while creating favourable conditions for it to complete its tasks for the long-term interest of the country.
Addressing the event, Deborah Lyons, UN Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN’s assistance mission here, showed deep concern over the instability in Afghanistan, especially the humanitarian crisis in the country.
Although Taliban have won power, but not yet gained the confidence of all the Afghan people, she said, expressing disappointment that no women, minority representatives or non-Taliban individuals have been named as part of the de facto Government.
She call on all stakeholders to protect human rights in Afghanistan and the international community to give humanitarian and reconstruction support to the country. The UN, including the UNAMA, commits to staying to support people in Afghanistan in this hard time, she pledged.
UNSC members lauded the efforts of the UNAMA, stressing the need to ensure security and safety for UN staff here.
Also on September 9, the UNSC also adopted Resolution 2594 on the transitions from peacekeeping operations.