Rabbani: Women’s Rights would be our Red Line in Peace Process
Reporter: Latifa Sahel
While US-Taliban peace talks sixth round in Qatar are scheduled to be held in upcoming weeks, and for another three weeks, a number of Afghan politicians will meet with the Taliban leadership in Qatar; now the Afghan Foreign Minister has said that the Red Line of their negotiation with the Taliban would be the women’s rights while the National unity government is preparing them self for peace talks with the Taliban.
Salahuddin Rabbani, the country’s foreign minister, said at a meeting: “It must be said that the Taliban will agree with the US in whatever way. We believe that no dialogue should lead to wasting women’s achievements during peace talks. Therefore, we believe that women’s rights in the peace talks between the United States and the Taliban are the red lines of the national unity government and we are committed to this issue.”
These statements are being made when the Afghan government decides to set up a consultative Loya Jirga dialogue to declare their visions and creating a road map on peace talks with the Taliban, with at least 30% of its participants being women.