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Afghanistan Meeting Not About Recognizing Taliban Leadership, Says UN

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The possible international recognition of the ‘Taliban administration’ will not be discussed at a meeting on Afghanistan that the U.N. has called for next month, a U.N. spokeswoman reiterated on Thursday in response to concerns and confusion made by the deputy UN chief’s remarks.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is set to host a closed-door gathering in Doha on May 1-2 of special envoys on Afghanistan from various countries. On Monday, his deputy, Amina Mohammed, suggested that the gathering “could find those baby steps to put us back on the pathway to recognition.”

“The Doha conference on the 1st and 2nd of May is not focusing on recognition, and we do not want any confusion about that,” said deputy U.N. spokesperson Farhan Haq. “The point of discussion … is to build a more unified consensus on the challenges at hand.”

The remarks came after the Taliban extended the ban on female aid workers with U.N., which has faced massive condemnation globally.

The organization reiterated that without Afghan women workers, humanitarian aid would disrupt as most of the organization’s aid workers are female.

Since August 2021, the group has implemented suppressive policies against women as a result, isolated most of the women from the public scene, education, and work.

According to the Taliban’s rigorous interpretation of Islamic law, it protects women’s rights.

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