US state department’s special representative on Afghan peace process Zalmay Khalilzad, who is currently negotiating with Taliban in Doha, said that women’s rights must be protected in any peace agreement.


US state department’s special representative on Afghan peace process Zalmay Khalilzad, who is currently negotiating with Taliban in Doha, said that women’s rights must be protected in any peace agreement.
“Afghanistan’s future success is dependent on the full participation of women,” Khalilzad twitted. “they (women) should be an integral part of intra-Afghan negotiations”.

According to Mr Khalilzad, the ISIS-K attack on civilians gathered to commemorate an Afghan leader demonstrates once again, that a comprehensive peace agreement must guarantee that terrorism has no place in Afghanistan’s future.

The remarks come as US – Taliban talks are expected to re-start Saturday behind closed doors, and no details have yet given to media regarding peace talks.


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