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AAs a situation of their participation in a global Afghanistan convention, the Taliban authorities there demanded therapy for his or her delegation that may have amounted to diplomatic recognition. UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated this on Monday on the finish of the two-day convention in Doha, which befell with out the participation of the Taliban. He acquired a letter with circumstances that have been “unacceptable.” The Taliban wished to stop the Afghanistan particular envoys from numerous nations gathered in Doha from “speaking to other representatives of Afghan society,” stated Guterres. According to Afghan media experiences, three ladies's rights activists and a journalist from an exile broadcaster have been invited as representatives of civil society.

Friederike Böge

Political correspondent for Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan primarily based in Ankara.

There was no settlement on a central problem on the convention, the appointment of a UN particular envoy for Afghanistan. The creation of such a publish was really useful in a report commissioned by the UN Security Council to work in direction of the long-term reintegration of Afghanistan into the worldwide system. However, China and Russia didn’t observe this advice. Guterres stated he wished to “clarify the role of the envoy” to the de facto authorities in Kabul. The Taliban reject such an workplace as overseas interference.

According to Guterres, the assembly of the particular envoys must be made everlasting as a dialogue format. At the subsequent assembly, efforts will probably be made once more to have the Taliban authorities take part. In addition, a brand new contact group ought to higher coordinate how Afghanistan's neighboring nations and donor nations take care of the Taliban. There are fears that neighboring nations might dilute their diplomatic isolation by way of nearer cooperation with the Taliban. Guterres expressed “deep solidarity” with Afghan ladies and women who’re banned by the Taliban from going to high school, finding out and dealing.

The UN Secretary General distanced himself from an announcement from the Russian Embassy in Kabul, which described the Taliban's rejection as “justified”. They have been solely provided participation in a “marginal part” of the occasion, the embassy wrote on Platform Their choice was “non-transparent” and befell “behind Kabul’s back”. Journalist Lotfullah Najafizada, who attended as a consultant of civil society, described the Taliban's rejection as a “strategic mistake.” Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid stated participation would have broken “the dignity, unity and independence of the Afghan people.”