UN lauds Tokyo mutual accountability framework
WASHINGTON (PAN): Welcoming the recent Tokyo donors' conference on aid to Kabul, the powerful United Nations Security Council (UNSC) recognised the increasing role of the neighboring and regional countries in the sustainable development of Afghanistan.
Security Council members recognised the growing role of the neighbouring and regional countries, as well as new partners in the sustainable development of Afghanistan and the entire region, the 15-member body said in a statement.
Commending the notable progress achieved by Afghanistan with the steadfast support of the international community in the past years, the Security Council welcomed further consolidation of the strategic consensus between Afghanistan and the global community on a renewed and enduring partnership for a decade of transformation.
The Security Council also reiterated its support for the decision in Bonn to implement a decade of transformation (2015-2024), in which Afghanistan consolidates its sovereignty through strengthening a fully functioning and sustainable state in the service of its people.
It also praised the generous pledges totalling over $16 billion made by the international community during the Tokyo Conference through 2015 and their commitment to sustain support through 2017 at or near levels of the past decade, thereby renewing their commitment to long-term support to the Afghan government and Afghan people.
“The members of the Security Council also welcomed the adoption of the Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework in which the Afghan Government and the international community reaffirmed their mutual commitments,” the statement added.
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