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Mohib Meets UN Secretary General In New York

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The National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib met with UN Secretary-General António Guterres in New York on Monday and discussed the Afghan presidential elections, the security situation, and prospects for peace, Mohib’s office said in a statement.

According to the statement, the UN Secretary-General expressed his strong commitment to Afghanistan for lasting peace and stability.

Addressing the 74th session of the United Nations Assembly on Monday, Mohib said that almost three million Afghans have cast their votes in the country’s fourth presidential elections on September 28 despite the terrorism threats.

“We all voted not just for a president, but we also voted for democracy. We voted for our Constitution. We voted for freedom & sovereignty. We voted for prosperity & connectivity. We voted for peace. We voted for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.,” Mohib said.

However, Mohib said that “peace” remains a priority of the government of Afghanistan.

“No matter the outcome of the presidential elections, one thing is clear—peace is and will remain the government’s priority, now further strengthened by the mandate bestowed upon the government by the Afghan people,”

He stressed that only when Afghanistan have peace, “each Afghan be able to experience the freedoms and opportunities of this democracy we have sacrificed so much to build.”

Meanwhile, Mohib met with Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan, Raşit Meredow and discussed bilateral issues and the situation of stability, development, and cooperation in the region.

In the meeting,  Afghan NDS highlighted Turkmenistan’s role in Afghanistan’s regional connectivity projects, Mohib’s office said.

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India hosting key SCO anti-terror meeting

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) anti-terror body Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) representatives came together Monday for the start of a three-day meeting in New Delhi.

Among those attending is a three-member Pakistani delegation that arrived in India on Saturday via the Wagah border.

The situation in Afghanistan and the worsening humanitarian crisis in the country is expected to be on the agenda.

According to Indian media reports, New Delhi is also expected to raise issues regarding the security situation in Afghanistan.

The RATS is the Executive Committee of the SCO, headquartered in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which is a permanent unit of the organisation which serves to promote cooperation of member states against terrorism, separatism and extremism.

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IEA says girls’ schools will reopen soon

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Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), and deputy minister of the IEA’s Ministry of Information and Culture, said progress has been made at a meeting of religious scholars and girls’ schools would reopen soon.

Speaking to reporters in Kabul on Sunday Mujahid said: “Good progress has been made at the meeting of the country’s scholars regarding the reopening of girls’ schools and other major political issues, and girls’ schools will be reopened in the near future.”

He said that the meeting, attended by tribal leaders and influential people of the country, is focusing on major political, security and social issues.

“The Ulema are consulting on the reopening of girls’ schools, and progress will be made soon,” said Mujahid.

Meanwhile, Anas Haqqani, a senior member of the Islamic Emirate, said on Wednesday that a meeting of religious scholars would be held to discuss the issue of girls going to school.

The closure of girls’ schools above the sixth grade sparked a major outcry around the world with the international community repeatedly calling for schools to reopen.

Officials at the Ministry of Education of the Islamic Emirate have said that they will reopen girls’ schools in the near future within the framework of Islamic principles.

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Uzbekistan to host international conference on Afghanistan

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Tashkent will host a high-level international conference on Afghanistan at the end of July, Uzbekistan’s interim Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Norov announced.

Norov said the key focus would be on security, political stability and the socio-economic development of the region.

“As for Afghanistan, unfortunately, we are seeing a decrease in the attention of the international community to the situation in this country. Meanwhile, the situation there remains difficult, due to the acute economic crisis and the difficult humanitarian situation, challenges to regional security and stability remain,” he said.

Tashkent Times reported that Norov felt the international community should take responsibility for the present and future of Afghanistan and provide continued assistance to resolve problems in the country.

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