September 27, 2022

Deputy PM meets UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Deputy PM meets UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

KABUL, Mar. 10 – Mawlawi Abdul Salam Hanafi, Administrative Deputy Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, met this afternoon with Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and his accompanying delegation along with UN Special Representative for Afghanistan Deborah Lyons at his office.

Ms. Michelle Bachelet shared her suggestions on human rights in Afghanistan noting that the leadership of the Islamic Emirate has assured the rights of minorities, tribes, women and children adding that securing the rights of the people of any country is essential for the stability of its government

While welcoming the reopening of schools and universities to girls she assured to work with the Islamic Emirate to establish a comprehensive mechanism.
Mawlawi Abdul Salam Hanafi said: “The 43-year war has affected all Afghans, especially women, and we strive for the betterment of all and also pay serious attention to education, economics, health, and other sectors.

He assured that in Afghanistan, the rights of all citizens are protected and the Islamic Emirate is making every effort to prevent the people from seeking revenge for the 43-year war.
He added: “We will not allow any group to harm anyone on Afghan soil.”

The Deputy Prime Minister stated that the Islamic Emirate adheres to all principles and laws of human rights that are not contrary to Islamic principles.
“US sanctions on Afghanistan’s assets are a clear violation of human rights and must end as soon as possible,” he said.

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