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Qatar hosts talks on future of girls’ education in Afghanistan


Kabul: The State of Qatar hosted talks on the future of education in Afghanistan and the challenges and obstacles facing it.

Assistant Foreign Minister of Qatar, Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater with the participation of the CEO of Education Above All Foundation Fahad Al Sulaiti represented Qatar during the talks held in Doha.

A delegation from the Afghan Ministry of Education headed by Education Minister Mawlawi Sayyid Habeeb, a delegation of the UNICEF headed by Regional Director for South Asia, George Laria, and the Chief of Strategic Partnerships at Education Cannot Wait Organization, Nasser Fakih, also participated in the talks.

During the talks, the participants discussed the economic challenges, poor infrastructure, the limited human resources and qualifications in Afghanistan, in addition to ensuring equal access to education for all, especially girls.

The participants also agreed on the need to ensure the right to education for all, develop a common vision that deals with challenges, and provide high-quality education opportunities for all Afghan students in all regions, the peninsula news reported.

Since regaining power in Afghanistan, the Taliban banned female students above the sixth grade from going to school until further notice.

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