The US special envoy for Afghanistan, Thomas West, said that the United States is ready to support dialogue among Afghans.
According to West, no foreign country should hand-pick leaders or impose a process on Afghans.
“No foreign country should hand-pick leaders or impose a process on Afghans, but the United States stands ready to join partners in supporting dialogue among Afghans regarding a brighter and more inclusive future for their children,” he tweeted.
The US special envoy for Afghanistan said on Twitter that some of the participants of the conference expressed their concerns over the violation of human rights, including the restrictions on journalists.
“Many colleagues also raised grave concerns regarding human rights abuses, including restrictions on journalists and women’s ability to contribute to the country’s economic growth. I joined several representatives in lamenting the lack of any serious national political process involving the Afghan people,” he tweeted.
West in an interview with Uzreport World TV channel, commented on the role of Uzbekistan in ensuring stability in Afghanistan.
“Uzbekistan not unlike the United States, they are engaging with the Taliban on concerns regarding terrorism, concerns regarding border instability, concerns regarding human rights, and so we are coordinating our policies with one another to be sure that we are speaking with one voice to the Taliban,” West said.
Meanwhile, the US special envoy for Afghan women and human rights, Rina Amiri, said that at the Tashkent Conference no one expressed support for the recognition of the Islamic Emirate.
“At the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan, US4AfghanPeace and I stressed that security, economic stability and peace cannot be achieved without upholding the rights of women, ending abuses against all ethnic and religious communities and fostering an inclusive political process… Was heartened to see international solidarity in support of girls’ right to education and strong support for women’s right to work in order to contribute to the economy. Whereas most called for an inclusive political process, no one expressed support for Taliban recognition,” Rina tweeted.
Tomas Niklasson, special envoy of the EU for Afghanistan, who was also a participant of the Tashkent Conference, said on Twitter that he underlined the human rights situation at the conference.
“I underlined the serious human rights situation as reported by UNAMA, including the rights of women and girls, ethnic and sectarian groups - notably Hazaras and Shias - and media freedom,” Niklasson tweeted.
“If we look at the results of the conference and Rina Amiri, West and the EU envoy's tweets, it looks like the relations have deteriorated. They are the big donors of Afghanistan and they are the ones who provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan...” said Tariq Farhadi, a political analyst.
In the meantime, the OIC Secretary-General at the Tashkent International Conference on Afghanistan said that engagement is the key to overcoming the challenges facing Afghanistan.
“Constructive engagement is key to overcoming the many challenges facing Afghanistan,” the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) tweeted.
The Iran special envoy for Afghanistan, Hassan Kazemi Qomi, said on Twitter that the international community and neighbors are ready to have active engagement with Afghanistan to overcome the current crises of the country.
“The international community and the neighbors are prepared to begin an active interaction with the officials and people of this country, in order to resolve the crisis,” he tweeted.
“We can say that it was an important conference, and the Islamic Emirate could use this conference in a very good way and this was a great achievement,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate.
At the Tashkent Conference which ended on Tuesday envoys from around twenty countries and international organizations participated.
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