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Qatar, France discusses Afghanistan situation

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Kabul: Qatar and France discussed the rights of Afghan women and girls in education on Sunday as the Taliban continue to restrict girl’s education in Afghanistan.

The discussion took place in Doha on Sunday between Qatar’s Assistant Foreign Minister Lolwah Al Khater and the representative of the French Embassy to Afghanistan Jean-Marin Schuh.

“During the meeting, they reviewed the developments in Afghanistan, the rights of women and girls in education, and the strengthening of the role of Afghan civil society,” read a statement by Qatar’s foreign ministry.

The statement added that the diplomats discussed the enhancement of international cooperation in Afghanistan.

The latest meetings come amid ongoing concern over the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan, with the interim government continuing to impose restrictions on their right to work and education.

Qatar repeatedly stressed the need to empower women and girls in Afghanistan since the Taliban seized control of Kabul on 15 August last year.

Qatar is one of the countries that interacts with the Taliban and has previously provided the ground for negotiations between the leaders of the Taliban and a number of countries, including the United States.

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