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Everyone agreed on the importance women and girls’ rights at Doha meeting, says US Envoy

The US Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights, Rina Amiri, has said that at the Doha meeting on Afghanistan, all envoys of countries agreed on the importance of the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan.

“All agreed on the importance of the rights of women & girls & many underscored that human rights are integral to & interlinked with our common priorities including economic stabilization, migration, stability & counterterrorism & must be prioritized,” US Envoy tweeted on Wednesday.

She thanked the government of Qatar and UN Secretary-General, António Guterres for hosting the gathering of special envoys to facilitate international coherence in support of an inclusive, peaceful, and stable Afghanistan.

According to her, the region’s countries, the Muslim majority, and the international community agreed to work in concert to support Afghanistan and its people.  

“In regard to engaging the Taliban, many noted that while it was necessary, there should also be efforts & processes to engage other Afghans, particularly women, inside & outside the country.” She added.

United Nations held a closed-door meeting in Doha, Qatar on Monday and Tuesday with the special representative of countries involved in Afghanistan affairs. According to the UN Chief, the objective of the meeting was to develop a common international approach to Afghanistan issues.