The Adoption of Resolution 2678 of the United Nations Security Council concerning the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
(Statement by Foreign Minister HAYASHI Yoshimasa)
Japan welcomes the unanimous adoption of Resolution 2678 renewing the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for one year in the United Nations Security Council on March 16.
UNAMA’s engagement with the Taliban and its role in realizing peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region are crucial as the Taliban is further increasing restrictions on the rights of women and girls and deepening its isolation from the international community. Japan will continue to support UNAMA’s activities.
Japan will continuously contribute to the work of the Security Council as a penholder of this issue.
With a view to preventing further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, Japan, continues to provide humanitarian assistance and basic needs assistance to the Afghan people in cooperation with the international community. In addition, Japan will make persistent effort in directly engaging with the Taliban to change their course, including reversing various restrictions on the rights of women and girls, and ensuring political inclusiveness.