Taliban welcome UN move to extend presence in Afghanistan

The Taliban have welcomed a UN Security Council resolution formally extending the world body’s presence in Afghanistan.

In a statement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said we consider the extension of the mandate of UN Assistance Mission as a good step and want them to work effectively for solving humanitarian, medical and other problems in Afghanistan.

He said we hope that through UN, the internatinal community will strengthen and formalize relations with Afghanistan.

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