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IEA’s move to ban teenage girls from schools came as a ‘shock’: Qatar FM

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(Last Updated On: March 27, 2022)

Qatar’s foreign minister has said that no country has leverage over the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), but that Doha will capitalize on its communication channel with the IEA to urge them to reverse their decision on girls’ education.

Speaking in an interview with CNBC on Saturday, that coincided with Doha Forum 2022, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that IEA’s decision to ban girls above sixth grade from entering schools came as a “shock.”

He called on the IEA to reconsider the decision.

“We have been urging them to adopt a policy to stand up to their promises for the international community to allow the girls to go back to school, to allow the women to their workplace, but broader than that also to have a government that is inclusive and without discriminating any part of Afghan people.

Asked if Qatar had any leverage with IEA, he said that no country has leverage over them.

“The only leverage that we have is the communication channel. We maintain it open and help and save a lot of people… We are counting on capitalizing on this communication channel between us and the Taliban (IEA) in order to urge them to reverse such a decision and re-allow the girls to go back to their school,” he said.

Meanwhile, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West has said that the countries of the region have a unique relationship and influence over Afghanistan that many of the countries of the West do not.

“The Pakistanis, the Russians, the Chinese, the Tajiks, Uzbeks, Turkmens, Iranians, they do have a special kind of influence over the country,” West said speaking at the Doha Forum.

The Doha Forum, in its 22nd year since its inception, met Saturday and Sunday to discuss ‘Transforming for a New Era’. Among the issues discussed was the situation in Afghanistan.

Doha Forum 2022 once again brought together a distinguished group of thought-leaders, policy makers and journalists to tackle the world’s shared challenges.

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Stanikzai meets with Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Kabul

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Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, the political deputy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, met Sunday with Ilham Mohammadov, Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Afghanistan and said the Islamic Emirate wants good relations with the world, foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said in a statement.

Balkhi quoted the ambassador of Azerbaijan as saying he appreciates the efforts of the Islamic Emirate in the field of security, economic development, and the fight against drugs and added that Azerbaijan is ready to cooperate in the cultural, economic and commercial sectors with Afghanistan.

Stanikzai said in this meeting that the IEA, having a balanced and economic-based foreign policy, wants good relations with all countries and is also trying to improve the country’s economic situation.

This comes after Mohammadov submitted his ambassadorial credentials to acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi late last month.

According to Azerbaijan’s foreign ministry’s website, their parliament approved the opening of their embassy on December 30, 2020.

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Over 92,000 metric tons of goods transported via rail in past week: ARA

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(Last Updated On: February 25, 2024)

Afghanistan Railway Authority (ARA) announced in a statement on Sunday that 92,233 metric tons of goods was transported via railway lines in the country in the past week.

ARA said 75,698 tons was transported through Hairatan port, 5,054 tons via Aqina port, and 11,481 tons through Turghandi. This included oil and other goods and raw materials – that were imported and exported.

Of this, 2,247 tons of commercial goods were exported, most of which were oranges, potatoes, dried fruits and pomegranate juice, the statement read.

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Stanikzai laments poor reading habits among Afghans

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Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, the political deputy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Sunday that the development of a country depends on reading, but reading habits in Afghanistan are very low.

Stanikzai made the remarks at a ceremony in Kabul to unveil books printed during the past 11 months.

“In Afghanistan, compared to other countries, people read very little. Maybe some people believe that there were many problems here, there was a war, the economy was weak and people are looking for bread and don’t have time to read, but these problems exist in other countries as well. If there is no war in other countries, there is poverty,” Stanikzai said.

He stated now that security is ensured in the country and there is no feudalism, youths should read under the shadow of the Islamic system, because without reading, success cannot be achieved.

“If youths become interested in reading and books, Allah willing, society will get rid of problems very soon. We Afghans have no equal on the battlefield. We have a lot of progress in this regard, and no one else has this honor. We should try to tell the world that with the takeover of the Islamic Emirate, there is peace and security in Afghanistan. There is no more war; there is no more feudalism; there is no more looting. There is an Islamic and Sharia system,” Stanikzai said.

He has also said that currently many books are imported from other countries, adding that scientific and research institutions and authors of the country should try to write books themselves.

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