UN Secretary General to meet with special representatives for Afghanistan in Doha

António Guterres, UN Secretary-General

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# 19 April 2023 11:30 (UTC +04:00)

On May 1, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will host a meeting in Doha of Special Envoys for Afghanistan from around the world, Zalmay Khalilzad, the former US special representative for Afghanistan wrote on Twitter, APA reports.

The post reads:

"I welcome this initiative. I recommend 4 measures:

1. Full implementation of the Doha Agreement should be embraced as the common goal. There has been unanimity among Talib leaders in support of the agreement; the UNSC unanimously endorsed the agreement as a significant step (Resolution 2513).

Major figures from the previous Afghan government embrace the agreement as the best framework for dealing with Afghanistan's challenges. The agreement has not been fully implemented, and no alternative has comparable broad support among Afghans and the international community.

2. A roadmap for implementation, considering the current conditions in Afghanistan, is needed.

3. To develop the road map, the Secretary-General and the Envoys should have a session with the Taliban during their deliberations.

This is needed to determine for themselves both whether the Taliban remain committed to the Doha Agreement and to communicate the international community's commitment to work with them and others on a roadmap for implementation.

This includes a sequence of steps by the Taliban and the international community. The roadmap must address the issue of women's education and employment.

4. As a follow-up to the meeting, the Secretary-General should appoint a personal Envoy to work with Afghans and the relevant internationals in developing and implementing the roadmap".