Kabul: “Rosa Otunbaeva”, the UN Secretary General’s special representative in Kabul, met Maulvi Abdul Salam Hanafi, the administrative deputy of the Taliban prime minister.
The Office of the Deputy of United Nations (UNAMA) has said that in this meeting, media rights, girls’ education, governance and the vital contribution of all Afghans, including women, were discussed in the reconstruction of the country.
International aid and drugs have also been one of the topics of discussion in this meeting.
The new head of UNAMA has emphasized the need for close cooperation to prioritize the needs of the Afghan people.
She, who has just started his mission, had a meeting with Maulvi Amir Khan Motaghi, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Taliban, yesterday. The education of girls has been the focus of this meeting.
Currently, girls above the sixth grade in Afghanistan are deprived of education.
Recently, Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of the Taliban, promised again in a meeting in Turkey that the opening of schools for all girls is inevitable.
He promised last year that all girls’ schools will be opened at the beginning of this year, but this promise was not fulfilled.
Mujahid added that the opening of schools for all girls is certain and now this group is working on the arrangement of study units, setting up the transportation system and separate classes, while the education year in Afghanistan is nearly over in most areas of the country.
Taliban officials said last year that they were working on the plan to reopen girls’ schools; but it is still not clear when this plan will be finalized.
The Taliban did not allow girls and women to study in their previous government as well.
This group has currently barred women from working in the majority of government offices.