The EU continues to support the development of a stable, peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan through its engagement and its humanitarian and basic needs assistance for the benefit of the Afghan people, inside and outside Afghanistan. The EU reiterates that Afghanistan must adhere to the international treaties to which it is a State Party, including by upholding and protecting economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights, and allow for full, equal and meaningful representation and participation of all Afghans in the governing of the country. The EU is particularly concerned by the fate of Afghan women and girls who have seen their freedoms, rights and access to basic services such as education being systematically denied. Afghanistan must also not pose a security threat to any country. These ambitions are widely shared by the international community, as reflected in the UN Security Council Resolution 2593.