Qatar hosted talks on the future of education in Afghanistan and the challenges and obstacles facing it, the Qatar foreign ministry said in a statement.
The statement said that Assistant Foreign Minister Lolwah Al Khater, with the participation of the CEO of Education Above All Foundation, Fahad Al Sulaiti, represented Qatar in the talks held in
Doha, where a delegation from the Afghan Ministry of Education, led by Education Minister Mawlawi Sayyid Habeeb Agha, a delegation of the UNICEF organization headed by UNICEF Regional
Director for South Asia George Laria, and the Chief of Strategic Partnerships at Education Cannot Wait Organization Nasser Fakih also participated.
The participants discussed the economic challenges, poor infrastructure, the limited human resources and qualifications in Afghanistan, in addition to ensuring equal access to education for all, especially girls,” the statement said.
“The participants also agreed on the need to ensure the right to education for all, develop a common vision that deals with challenges, and provide high-quality education opportunities for all Afghan students in all regions.”
The statement reads that the Qatar Assistant Foreign Minister “stressed the importance of continuing the talks to reach radical solutions to develop the sectors of education and health in Afghanistan.”
According to the statement, the Islamic Emirate delegation praised Qatar’s efforts in “organizing that event that would come up with solutions to help the Afghan people improve the quality of education and ensure its access to male and female students in all regions of Afghanistan.”