Nasr Ahmad Faiq: The lack of participation of women’s representatives in the Doha meeting is disappointing

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Nasir Ahmad Faiq, head of Afghanistan’s delegation to the United Nations, reacted to the third Doha meeting and called the absence of civil society representatives and Afghan women and girls disappointing.

In his speech at the UN Security Council, Mr. Faiq said that it is disappointing that the political process and human rights are not included in the agenda of the third Doha meeting as two important issues in their discussions, and representatives of civil society and women will not be present at the discussion table. had

He stressed that this is seen as a departure from essential issues and international obligations, including Security Council resolutions.

He further added that this issue as another setback indicates normalization without any noticeable changes in Afghanistan.

The Head of Afghanistan’s Mission to the United Nations says: “We reiterate that any discussion about the future of the Afghan people without addressing the main issues and concerns, including national legitimacy, Islamic and fundamental rights of all citizens, including women, girls and minority groups, and “Security threats such as extremism, terrorism and drugs that have contributed to the current stalemate will not achieve tangible results.”

It should be said that the third meeting of the special representatives of the countries in the affairs of Afghanistan, hosted by the United Nations, is scheduled to be held on the 10th and 11th of the month of Cancer in Doha, Qatar.

According to reports, the subject of the official meetings in Doha are economic issues and the fight against drugs.

Human rights and women’s organizations emphasize women’s participation and say that the main focus of the meeting should be women’s rights.

Faiq has also emphasized to ensure that Afghan women participate in all political discussions, including the Doha process.

He said: “We should not ignore the legitimate demands of the Afghan people, especially Afghan women and girls, and normalize the gender apartheid regime in Afghanistan.”

He also emphasized in a part of his speech that the people of Afghanistan are tired of conflict and war and long for lasting peace, security and prosperity. This is only possible through a legitimate, accountable and comprehensive governance system based on the rule of law, justice and the will of the people and the protection of the basic rights and freedoms of all citizens and Afghanistan’s international obligations.

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