INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FORCE
1. The participants in the UN Talks on Afghanistan
recognise that the responsibility for providing security and law
and order throughout the country resides with the Afghans themselves.
To this end, they pledge their commitment to do all within their
means and influence to ensure such security, including for all
United Nations and other personnel of international governmental
and non-governmental organisations deployed in Afghanistan.
2. With this objective in mind, the participants
request the assistance of the international community in helping
the new Afghan authorities in the establishment and training of
new Afghan security and armed forces.
3. Conscious that some time may be required
for the new Afghan security and armed forces to be fully constituted
and functioning the participants in the UN Talks on Afghanistan
request the United Nations Security Council to consider authorising
the early deployment to Afghanistan of a United Nations mandated
force. This force will assist in the maintenance of security for
Kabul and its surrounding areas. Such a force could, as appropriate,
be progressively expanded to other urban centres and other areas.
4. The participants in the UN Talks on Afghanistan
pledge to withdraw all military units from Kabul and other urban
centres or other areas in which the UN mandated force is deployed.
It would also be desirable if such a force were to assist in the
rehabilitation of Afghanistan's infrastructure.