“2+2” Minister-level meeting & UN Security Council Resolution 2593

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Context

  • Foreign Minister of Australia, the inaugural “2+2” Minister-level meeting said that the international community wants to ensure that Afghanistan can never again become a “safe haven” for terrorism. 
  • India and Australia displayed a common approach to the Afghan crisis. External Affairs Minister of India said that the policy is summed up by the UN Security Council Resolution 2593.

‘2+2’ Dialogue

  • A ‘two plus two dialogue’ stands for a dialogue mechanism adopted between two countries’ defense and external affairs ministries. 
  • It is an expression used to indicate that 2 appointed ministers from 2 countries will meet up to discuss the two countries’ strategic and security interests.

What is UNSC resolution 2593?

  • According to the resolution, Afghanistan's territory should not be used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter or train terrorists or plan or finance terrorist acts. 
  • The resolution cites individuals and entities designated by UNSC Resolution 1267, like the Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). 
  • It is an initiative of countries like US, UK, and France.
  • But certain permanent members  like Russia and China did not vote. 13 members voted in favour. 
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