Norwegian official calls for girls' access to education in Afghanistan
Norwegian participant at the intra-Afghan dialogue has emphasized girls' access to education in Afghanistan.
Norwegian participant at the intra-Afghan dialogue has emphasized girls' access to education in Afghanistan. The head of the Norwegian Refugee Council stressed the need for girls' access to education in Afghanistan after his meeting with the Afghanistan delegation which was in Oslo, Norway for a three-day series of talks, as reported by Tolo News.
"The Taliban has not followed up on their promise that there also be secondary education for girls, this is... a red line for us. If we cannot educate girls, we cannot educate boys," said Jan Egeland, secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council. On the other hand, a delegation of the Taliban was led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi.
The delegation held talks with the envoys of the European Union, officials from the US and other European countries as well as several international aid organizations including the meeting with the Norwegian Refugee Council's chief. The first day of the three-day talks was an intra-Afghan dialogue between the Islamic Emirate delegation and Afghan civil society members including seven women's rights activists, six politicians and a high-profile journalist.
Earlier, in a meeting with the Afghanistan delegation Jan Egeland, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, said Wednesday on Twitter: "We brought up all the challenges we face in Afghanistan." "In our humanitarian talks with Taliban leaders in Oslo, they confirmed that education for girls on all levels will, at long last, resume this spring/March. We need to continue raising this in Kabul and in provinces to make it a reality," said Jan Jan Egeland, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council.
A participant at the intra-Afghan dialogue said that the Taliban's delegation promised to allow girls' access to education. "They Taliban said that they have nothing to do with women's rights to work and education and that all Afghans will have their rights," she said, as reported by Tolo News. (ANI)
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