Deputy Foreign Minister Meets USAID Women in Government Program Chief of Party

Deputy Foreign Minister Meets USAID Women in Government Program Chief of Party

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the Chief of Party to the USAID Promote program, Women in Government Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert, this morning.

Dr. Jalbert briefed Deputy Minister Zaman on the areas of activities the Women in Government program is engaged in.

The Deputy Foreign Minister, appreciating the implementation of such programs as timely, briefed Dr. Jalbert on his findings from his interactions with a group of female staff and the meetings focusing on the ministry’s human resource.  He underscored the importance of women’s secured rights within the organizational structure.

Informing Dr. Jalbert of the number of female ambassadors, he maintained that he is not in favour of “cosmetic presence of women,” and that women should enjoy equal rights and merit based promotions.

The two sides discussed trainings and internships Promote has proposed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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