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Russia: MP focuses on Afghan women's role in peace process and future01:53

Russia: MP focuses on Afghan women's role in peace process and future

Russian Federation, Moscow
February 5, 2019 at 19:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Afghan MP Fawzia Koofi noted that the Taliban side should approach the subject of women's rights differently, while speaking at presser following intra-Afghan talks in Moscow's President Hotel on Tuesday.

She spoke of the 'minimum of freedom that we [women] could have' under the Taliban.

"I said very clearly that the women of Afghanistan have gained so much," Koofi explained. "That's why they [the Taliban] came up and said as such: we want women [in] Islamic education, we want women to work, women cannot be president but they can be prime minister. I think it is not about which position it is about, the fact that you accept that women of Afghanistan as equal rights holder.

The participants said that they will continue their joint work and hear different perspectives from every faction present.

"There is a tremendous eagerness in all of us to come up with a suggestion that [will] bring peace to Afghanistan and bring an independence to Afghanistan," the country's former president Hamid Karzai maintained.

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Afghan MP Fawzia Koofi noted that the Taliban side should approach the subject of women's rights differently, while speaking at presser following intra-Afghan talks in Moscow's President Hotel on Tuesday.

She spoke of the 'minimum of freedom that we [women] could have' under the Taliban.

"I said very clearly that the women of Afghanistan have gained so much," Koofi explained. "That's why they [the Taliban] came up and said as such: we want women [in] Islamic education, we want women to work, women cannot be president but they can be prime minister. I think it is not about which position it is about, the fact that you accept that women of Afghanistan as equal rights holder.

The participants said that they will continue their joint work and hear different perspectives from every faction present.

"There is a tremendous eagerness in all of us to come up with a suggestion that [will] bring peace to Afghanistan and bring an independence to Afghanistan," the country's former president Hamid Karzai maintained.

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