United Nations Security Council Resolution 1453

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1453
Locator AF-PK-IR-TM-UZ-TJ-CN.png
Countries neighbouring Afghanistan:
-Afghanistan (red)
-China (blue)
-Iran (yellow)
-Pakistan (green)
-Tajikistan (brown)
-Turkmenistan (purple)
-Uzbekistan (orange)
Date 24 December 2002
Meeting no. 4,682
Code S/RES/1453 (Document)
Subject The situation in Afghanistan
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1453, adopted unanimously on 24 December 2002, after reaffirming all resolutions on the situation in Afghanistan, the Council endorsed the "Kabul Declaration on Good-Neighbourly Relations" signed by the Afghan government and six neighbouring countries on 22 December 2002.[1]

The Security Council reaffirmed its commitment to the sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and unity of Afghanistan and recognised the Transitional Administration as the legitimate government until planned elections in 2004. It also stressed support for the implementation of the Bonn Agreement and to provide assistance to the Transitional Administration.

The resolution welcomed the signing of the Kabul Declaration on Good-Neighbourly Relations by Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and called upon all states to respect and implement the agreement.[2] Finally, the Secretary-General Kofi Annan was requested to report on the implementation of the agreement in his reports on Afghanistan.

The Kabul Declaration on Good-Neighbourly Relations emphasised the welfare of the Afghan people, regional peace and stability, a commitment to defeat terrorism, extremism and the illegal drugs trade, and non-interference in each other's internal affairs.[1]

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