EU to host ‘Afghan Women Days’


Europe: In order to address and cast a spotlight on the current situation of Afghanistan, the European Parliament will organise a series of events. The European Union said in a statement that the event will be hosted by the European Parliament on February 1st and 2nd.

The EU noted that the condition of women tremendously deteriorated after the Taliban took over in mid-August, last year. In a statement released on Sunday, the Parliament said the ‘Afghan Women Days’ will kick off with a high-level conference.

“The conference will feature interventions by Parliament President Roberta Metsola, former Afghan Minister of Women’s Affairs Sima Samar, Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR – recorded message), EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (recorded message tbc) and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (recorded message). It will be concluded with an address and musical appearance by Afghan singer and songwriter Aryana Sayeed, with her song “Lady of the Land of Fire,” the press release reads.

The Islamic Emirate said that it support the negotiations which are productive. “Islamic Emirate welcomes the negotiations which are constructive and not challengeable. Of course, I should say that these talks should be based on Islamic values,” said Inamullah Samangani, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate. The participants are also expected to discuss the future perspectives for women in the country and how to support women.

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