Canadian and Qatari officials meet to discuss education in Afghanistan

Qatari and Canadian officials met on Thursday to discuss ways to support education in Afghanistan, particularly the education of girls. 

According to The Peninsula News, Qatar Minister of State for International Cooperation, Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater, and Canada’s Assistant Deputy Minister of Immigration for Afghanistan, Jennifer Macintyre, reportedly discussed plans to improve access to education for women and girls in Afghanistan.

The participants further engaged in a discussion regarding the health development plans in Afghanistan, and the results of the meetings held between the Taliban delegation and two delegations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

More details of their conversation have not yet been released.

The emphasis on supporting girls’ education comes as yesterday the Japanese Embassy in Kabul expressed disappointment at girls not being allowed back to school as a new academic year begins in Afghanistan.