Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iranian Foreign Minister in meeting with his Qatari counterpart emphasized that bringing long-lasting stability in Afghanistan greatly depends on forming an inclusive government.
The state-run media IRAN news agency on Sunday reported the Iranian Foreign Minister met with his Qatari counterpart, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Iran and described the ban restricting Afghan girls from learning and getting an education as a “completely wrong decision”.
“We emphasize the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan where stability, peace, and economic prosperity would return. We also reiterate that depriving Afghan women and girls of their natural rights to get an education is against Islamic principles and values,” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said.
Iran has also announced its readiness to fully assist in providing the required measures, including textbooks and logistic facilities upon the resumption of girls’ schools and universities and the promotion of knowledge across Afghanistan.
This comes as learning opportunities for women have taken a reverse cycle under Afghanistan’s de facto regime, Afghan women and girls are barred from their very basic rights to appear in education, work, or entertainment.
Meanwhile, the pressure from the international community has multi-folded on the caretaker regime over the implementation of the gender-based restrictions banning Afghan women to work, educate and appear in public life.
The recent gender-based apartheid policies are neither compatible with Islamic values nor acceptable to the international community and Afghanistan’s partners. The ramifications of such policies are already witnessed in the disruption of aid distribution to vulnerable families across the country by aid organizations.
Certain aid groups have set the removal of the ban on women employees of non-governmental aid organizations as precondition to the resumption of their much-needed operation during these difficult economic times in Afghanistan.