The United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution calling on the Taliban to ensure safe passage for people trying to leave Afghanistan.
The resolution from Britain and France calls for the creation of a safe zone to allow some Afghans to get to Kabul’s airport following the planned 31 August departure of US troops.
It passed 13-2 in favour, with China and Russia abstaining,
Ahead of the meeting, French President Emmanuel Macron said that talks were being held with the Taliban regarding further evacuations.
The council’s resolution also demands that Afghan territory not be used to threaten any other country or harbour terrorist groups.