Security Council meeting 3415

Date11 August 1994
S-PV-3415 1994-08-11 19:45 11 August 1994 [[11 August]] [[1994]] /

The situation in Afghanistan Note by the Secretary-General (S/1994/766)

The meeting was called to order at 7.45 p.m.

Adoption of the agenda

The agenda was adopted.
The situation in Afghanistan Note by the Secretary-General (S/1994/766)
The President

The Security Council will now begin its consideration of the item on the agenda.

The Security Council is meeting in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

Members of the Council have before them the Note by the Secretary-General dated 1 July 1994, transmitting the progress report of the United Nations Special Mission to Afghanistan, document S/1994/766.

I should like to draw the attention of the members of the Council to document S/1994/943, which contains the text of a letter dated 8 August 1994 from the Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General.

Following consultations among members of the Security Council, I have been authorized to make the following statement on behalf of the Council:

"The Security Council notes with appreciation the efforts of the United Nations Special Mission to Afghanistan in accordance with General Assembly resolution 48/208, headed by Ambassador Mahmoud Mestiri, and welcomes his progress report of 1 July 1994 (S/1994/766), in particular the recommendations contained in paragraph 40 of the report.

"The Council expresses its appreciation for the cooperation the Afghan people and leaders provided to the Special Mission. It calls on all Afghans to continue to work with the Special Mission as it seeks to help Afghans begin a peaceful political process to end their differences.

"The Council deplores the continuing civil war in Afghanistan which has brought death and destruction to the people of Afghanistan and has created a threat to the stability and security of other countries in the region. The Council calls on all parties to end hostilities and embark upon the process of political reconciliation, reconstruction and development.

"The Council calls on all States to take the necessary steps to promote peace in Afghanistan, to stop the flow of weapons to the parties, and to put an end to this destructive conflict. It also urges the international community to assist Afghans in rebuilding their shattered country as conditions permit.

"The Council commends the efforts of the United Nations humanitarian agencies in Afghanistan and stresses the need for all States to continue contributing to those efforts.

"The Council reaffirms its readiness to assist the Afghan people in their efforts to return peace and normalcy to their country and encourages the countries neighbouring Afghanistan to continue their efforts to the same end.

"The Council reaffirms its commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Afghanistan."

This statement will be issued as a document of the Security Council under the symbol S/PRST/1994/43.

The Security Council has thus concluded the present stage of its consideration of the item on its agenda.

The meeting rose at 7.50 p.m.
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