Roza Otunbayeva, the Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), met with Obaidur Rahman Nizamani, Pakistan’s newly appointed ambassador to Afghanistan.
The UNAMA leader met with the Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan, according to a tweet from UNAMA News, to address the political and economic challenges Afghanistan is facing since the Taliban took over the government.
Both parties reaffirmed their commitment to working together in the areas of counterterrorism, inclusivity, economic growth, and education in Afghanistan, according to the tweet.
In September, as Mansoor Ahmad Khan’s tenure as ambassador to Afghanistan came to an end, Pakistan named Obaidur Rehman Nizamani as his successor.
The UN official visited the Taliban senior officials, including the Deputy Prime Minister in Administrative Affairs, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Deputy Prime Minister in Political Affairs to discuss inclusivity, governance, women, and girls in Afghanistan.
This occurs at a time when the Taliban, despite having been in power for more than 15 months, has not yet received international recognition as Afghanistan’s official government.
Girls have not been allowed to attend school since the group took over the country, depriving them of their access to education and enforcing harsh laws against women.