Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with Markus Potzel, the Political Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Afghanistan.
During the meeting, they discussed the report by Feridun Sinirliuglu, the Special Coordinator of the United Nations Secretary-General for Afghanistan, and Security Council Resolution 2721.
Mr. Karzai said on his social media platform X that he emphasized the importance of national consensus to strengthen peace and stability in the country.
Additionally, Hamid Karzai stressed the need to reopen schools and universities for girls in Afghanistan, highlighting the significance of advancing education in the country.
On December 29, 2023, the Security Council adopted a resolution that called for the Secretary-General’s appointment of a Special Envoy for Afghanistan. This Special Envoy is expected to possess strong expertise in human rights and gender.
The resolution emphasized the crucial significance of maintaining the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) as part of ongoing efforts in the region.
The Security Council’s decision reflects the international community’s commitment to addressing Afghanistan’s complex challenges, particularly human rights and gender issues. It highlights the continued involvement of the United Nations in these efforts.