Afghanistan needs continued international support

Afghanistan needs continued international support if it is to take full responsibility for its institutions on March 21st, Afghan Ambassador Zahir Tanin told the Security Council on Thursday.

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Ambassador Zahir Tanin

The Asian country, which is facing a threat from Taliban insurgents, is being assisted by international forces to maintain security.

Afghan leaders are also concerned about private security firms operating in the country and working independently of the government.

“As we prepare to officially commence the transition process on 21st of March we look to the UN as a key partner in the way forward. Afghanistan cannot stand on its own feet if its state institutions remain weak and undermined by various parallel structures and if its capacity is not strengthened.”

Ambassador Tanin said that over the next four years the role of the international community in Afghanistan will revolve around the needs and requirements of the transition process.

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