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Qatari and Iranian Foreign Ministers talk security stability in Afghanistan

Qatari Foreign Minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, and his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, has discussed the situation in Afghanistan in Doha.

Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday that both sides discussed mutual cooperation in terms of economy, investment, and trade, the status of the Iran nuclear deal, regional issues, including stability in Afghanistan and the war in Ukraine

“The two sides stressed the necessity of continuing the dialogue on the security and stability of the region, and supporting all efforts that would enhance it.” The statement said.

At the 53rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council held on the situation of human rights, particularly of women and girls, on Monday in Geneva, Qatar stressed the importance of continuing cooperation and dialogue with all parties in Afghanistan to promote and protect human rights.

The Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN, Hind Abdulrahman Al Muftah, highlighted in her remarks the worsening of humanitarian and development challenges and the decline in human rights conditions for Afghans due to the protracted conflicts as a result of the security, political, economic, and financial crises.

Al Muftah warned of the serious implications of the Taliban’s decision to ban girls from attending school beyond the sixth grade and to prevent women from working for non-governmental organizations and international organisations operating in Afghanistan.

Qatar called on the Taliban authorities to reconsider their decisions and respect the rights of women.