Monitoring Desk: The UN Security Council, under the Presidency of India, will meet on Monday, August 16, 2021, to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.
According to available information, Russia has asked for the meeting to hold a discussion on the Afghanistan situation. Russia is one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council, along with the United States, Britain, France, and China.
It may be mentioned that UNSC held an urgent meeting on August 6 to discuss the Afghanistan issue and Pakistan was not invited by UNSC President to attend the meeting. The meeting ended without any decision over the Afghanistan situation.
Taliban released a statement after the UNSC meeting and stated that “After repeated failures on various levels domestically, their last bastion of hope remained the Security Council. Perhaps they thought that the Security Council would announce a decision according to their desire without taking into account the ongoing Afghan situation and the major public support for the Islamic Emirate”.