KABUL – Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly welcomes the EU parliament statement on 6th EU-Afghanistan Inter-parliamentary Meeting to support the Afghan Women. The statement states that “members fully support the requests from Afghan women to be more involved in the negotiations on the part of the Afghan Government, and in general, in the political life of the country.”
The Afghan government remains strongly committed to empowering women and their active participation in an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and Afghanistan’s political future.
We also commend EU Parliament Members stance on urging Pakistan “to convince the Taliban to enter meaningful peace negotiations.”
The Afghan government calls on all regional and international partners to exert necessary pressure on the Taliban to return to the negotiating table to reach a political settlement and end the decades-long bloodshed in Afghanistan.