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UK kicks off action plan for women, security

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The United Kingdom has kicked off implementation of a National Action Plan for women, peace and security in Afghanistan, the British embassy in Kabul said on Tuesday.

The embassy said in a statement that Sir Richard Stagg, the UK ambassador to Afghanistan, hosted a reception at the embassy to launch the UK’s National Action Plan.

The source said the event was attended by Afghan women from the worlds of politics, human rights, education and business.

The event applauded the Afghan women’s role in promoting peace and security in the country. The plan would be implemented to support women in more achievements in this regard.

Speaking on the occasion Stagg said: “As last night’s reception demonstrated, women and girls already play a huge role in Afghan society. Women are putting their talents to use in parliament, in the newsroom, in business and on the sports field.”

The ambassador added: “They are playing a key part in creating the more stable, peaceful and prosperous future which Afghanistan both wants and deserves. This is vital: Afghanistan will never succeed if it relies on only half of its population.”

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