New York (BNA) The UN General Assembly called on Monday on countries to reiterate and scale up their support for Afghanistan during its transition period, and outlined six major areas the country should focus on the ensure its long-term stability and progress.
In a resolution adopted unanimously yesterday morning, the Assembly called for increased efforts in the areas of security, justice and governance, social and economic development, reconciliation and integration, regional cooperation and strategic partnerships.
Security remains a top priority, with the Assembly noting that despite visible progress, terrorism is still a major threat, putting at risk all other areas where there has been progress.
The assembly welcomed the start of the transition process of security responsibility, which began in July, and called on countries to provide the necessary technical and financial support to create favorable conditions so that Afghan security forces can fully handle security needs in the near future.
Zahir Tanin, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Afghanistan, told the Assembly that in spite of the challenges, the security transition is still on track and Afghan authorities are working with the international community so that by 2014 they can assume full responsibility in all provinces.