Ireland on Afghanistan – Security Council focus | United Nations (26 January 2022)

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Informal comments to the media by Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, on the situation in Afghanistan.

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In this story: Afghanistan

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains to the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, consisting mainly of Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks.

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    Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to the east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea and the St. George’s Channel.

    Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. In 2016, 4.8 million people lived in the Republic of Ireland and 1.8 million in Northern Ireland.

    Ireland’s climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and therefore very moderate, and winters are milder than expected for such a northern region, although summers are cooler than those of mainland Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.

    A strong Irish culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language. The culture of the island shares many characteristics with that of Great Britain, including the English language and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing and golf.

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