The UN Secretary General’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said that in the Doha meeting there will be collective meetings with special envoys on Afghanistan, including with Afghan women representatives and civil society representatives.
Addressing a press briefing, Dujarric said that the meeting will be held in Doha on February 18 and 19.
“It’s a follow-up meeting of all the Afghan envoys from Member States and regional organizations. I mean, it’s people coming together. We obviously have an important role in organizing it. And it’ll be in Doha, 18th to 19th February. Well, as part of the event, there will be collective meetings with the special envoys, including with Afghan women representatives, civil society representatives. But as we get closer to the date, I will share more details,” Stephane Dujarric said.
Political analysts said the presence of Afghan women in this meeting is important, and that there should be a discussion on the fundamental issues of Afghanistan in this meeting.
“The representatives of Afghan women have also been invited, this is a good thing because Afghan women are half of this society. It is also good that the representative of the Islamic Emirate is invited,” said Mohammad Khan Katawazi, a political analyst.
“A few women are symbolically invited and this is the start of an intra-Afghan talks, because the United Nations is trying to establish a permanent agency,” said Wais Naseri, another political analyst.
Earlier, the political deputy of the Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate, Mawlawi Abdul Kabir, in his meeting with Norway’s chargé d’affaires Paul Klouman Bekken said that the Islamic Emirate has been invited to a meeting on the Afghan situation due to be held in Doha.
Previously, The UN Secretary General’s spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, said that the Secretary General will convene a meeting of member-states and regional-organization special envoys on Afghanistan in Doha on February 18 and 19.
Addressing a press briefing, Dujarric said the objective of the meeting is to discuss how to approach increasing international engagement in a more coherent, coordinated and structured manner on Afghanistan.