The participants at the second day of the consultative gathering of the Afghan civil society called for trust-building between the Islamic Emirate and different areas, particularly civil society activists.
The gathering was held for two days in Kabul, and more than 283 representatives of civil society, Islamic scholars, tribal elders and families of war victims from across the country participated.
“The fundamental rights of citizens based on Islamic values and Afghan tradition, such as providing education for boys and girls at all levels, as well as women’s access to work (were discussed),” said Mustafa Sadeqi, a civil society activist.
The Ministry of Information and Culture welcomed the gathering and called for cooperation of the participants with the government to find a solution to the Afghan crisis.
“There may be some problems. But the problems will be solved through cooperation and consultation with Ulema, scholars, tribal elders and our sisters,” said Atiqullah Azizi, deputy Minister of Information and Culture.
The meeting also focused on existing economic challenges, creating jobs and aiding businesses, as well as girls’ access to education.
The participants said the activities of the civil society are important for tackling the current crisis in the country.
“The organizations held duscussions with the Islamic Emirate to facilitate development for the country to benefit the people,” said Abdul Rahim Khuram, a civil society activist.
The Afghan civil society consultative gathering was held for two days at the Serina Hotel of Kabul. The meeting was the first since the Islamic Emirate came to power.