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Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister meets UN Special Representative


Kabul, 27 November 2023 (TDI): Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister, Maulvi Amir Khan Muttaqi, met with Roza Otunbayeva, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan on November 26.

The compelled relocation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan, the returnees of the United Nations citizens, and the role of the UN in Afghanistan were all discussed in this review meeting.

They conversed about how charitable organizations supplied aid, the latest report from the United Nations Special Assessor for Afghanistan, and other issues.

According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, as the war in Afghanistan is over, the United Nations and the international community need to focus on the security, economy, and governance of Afghanistan.

He further mentioned in the conversation that the United Nations should encourage and support the Islamic Emirate’s achievements in the struggle against illicit drugs. Moreover, the UN needs to concentrate on resolving critical issues such as economic sanctions and frozen assets of Afghan Bank. This will empower Afghanistan to positioned on its feet.

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Muttaqi stated that Afghanistan has a single legitimate and capable address for discussing any international issues. It is beneficial for other countries and organizations to engage with Afghanistan through its official addresses. Instead of inventing new mechanisms, strengthen the ones that are already in place in Afghanistan.

SRSG Otunbayeva and DSRSG Markus addressed the needs of Afghan immigrants as well as the importance of ensuring women’s and girls’ rights, including equal access to educational institutions and jobs.

The head of UNAMA also praised the Islamic Emirate’s constructive response to the Herat province earthquake. She highlighted the contribution of UN agencies, adding that they will try to fight drugs, support farmers and refugees.

The United Nations will play its part in other instances such as creating employment. Along with the provision of humanitarian aid, opportunities for small loans will also be granted.

Maha Afzal Chaudhary
Maha Afzal Chaudhary
Maha Afzal Chaudhary is an undergraduate student pursuing a BS in International Relations from the National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Pakistan. She has a keen interest in analyzing global dynamics while deconstructing the underlying facts and unraveling the intricacies of international politics. Her areas of focus encompass state security-related matters and preferential economic interests. Her concerned sphere also comprises foreign policy-making processes of states.

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