UN Security Council set to adopt Afghanistan resolution, but no ‘safe zone’ mention

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (C) speaks at a UN Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York on February 26, 2020. (File photo)

The UN Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution Monday requiring the Taliban to honor their commitment to let people freely leave Afghanistan, but the measure won’t cite a “safe zone” mentioned by French President Emmanuel Macron.

The resolution – drafted by the United States, Britain and France, and seen by AFP – says the council expects the Taliban to allow a “safe, secure, and orderly departure from Afghanistan of Afghans and all foreign nationals.”

It refers to an August 27 statement by the Taliban in which the hardline Islamists said Afghans would be able to travel abroad, and leave Afghanistan any time they want to, including by any border crossing, both air and ground.

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