The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has stated that the private sector’s role in promoting society and economic stability is critical, and that it is striving to revitalize it in Afghanistan.

Deborah Lyons, UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA News, met with Afghan businessmen in Dubai on Wednesday June 15th to explore revitalizing the private sector’s role, according to UNAMA.

According to UNAMA, creating jobs for Afghan men and women has been one of the meeting’s main objectives.

Deborah Lyons emphasized the importance of women in public services and their contribution to society’s capacity building, and raised concerns over Taliban restrictions on women and girls.

However, since the Taliban took power, the Afghan private sector and economy have been impacted by the group’s policies, and women have been housed on the Taliban’s edicts.

Furthermore, since the Taliban assumed control, poverty and unemployment have reached unprecedented new heights.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).