The extension of travel exemption for 13 Taliban officials turned controversial in the UN Security Council.
Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday, August 17, night, quoting Security Council diplomats as saying: “Russia and China’s proposal to extend travel ban exemptions for 13 Taliban officials for 90 days was rejected today by Britain, France, Albania and Ireland.”
China and Russia rejected the US offer to extend the travel ban exemption for six other Taliban senior members, only to travel to Qatar, Al Jazeera reported.
The proposal to extend the exemption of the travel ban on 13 Taliban senior members by Russia and China is limited to certain countries, including China and Russia.
The Taliban’s travel ban exemption is supposed to end tomorrow, Friday, August 19, 2022.
Previously, the UN Security Council had removed two other Taliban officials from the travel ban extension list.
Source: Hasht-e Subh Daily