Afghan Taliban responds over the UN Security Council resolution on Afghanistan
The Taliban link Friday welcomed a UN link Council resolution formally extending the world body's presence link in Afghanistan link, although the government of the hardline Islamist group remains unrecognised by the international community.
Thursday's resolution -- which avoids using the word "Taliban" -- allows the UN link to continue work in Afghanistan link, still reeling after decades of war and whose economy was devastated when the international community cut off aid as the group took power last year.
The vote to extend the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan link) was 14 in favour, with one abstention -- by Russia.
The mission includes several strands of cooperation, on humanitarian and political issues as well as on human rights, including those of women, children and journalists.
"We consider the extension of the mandate of UNAMA as a good step and want them to work effectively for solving humanitarian and other problems in Afghanistan link," Taliban link Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP Friday.