Source: UNAMA

A Stable Afghanistan Requires Inclusive Political Processes, Says Potzel Markus

Potzel Markus, the deputy special representative of the UN Secretary-General in Kabul met civil society representatives and Taliban de facto authorities in Maimana city, Faryab province, in the northern part of the country. According to the UNAMA newsletter published yesterday Thursday, November 17, Mr. Potzel Markus in the meeting emphasized,“ A peaceful and stable Afghanistan requires inclusive political processes that respect the rights of all Afghans, particularly women and minorities.”

This is despite the fact that the Taliban under their rule have excluded women from politics and imposed extensive restrictions on women working and getting an education.

The Taliban government consists of the members of this group itself and the political parties and ethnic groups of Afghanistan are not included in the government.

Despite the emphasis from the international community on the Taliban to form an inclusive government with the presence of all Afghan ethnic groups, this group claims that their government is inclusive enough and they seek recognition.