UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has not invited the Islamic Emirate administration to a meeting that he is convening with special envoys on Afghanistan from various countries in Doha next week, a UN spokesperson said on Friday.
UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said that it is expected that in this meeting there will be a discussion about constructive interaction and the issue of women.
"The Secretary-General has not extended an invitation to the de facto authorities," said UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate wants the world to interact with the current government and asks countries and organizations to invite representatives of the Islamic Emirate to such meetings.
"The countries that have responsibility and the organizations that have a large responsibility, they have to interact with the Islamic Emirate and the people of Afghanistan according to their responsibilities," said Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman of the Islamic Emirate.
Stephane Dujarric could not comment on calls for women to be present at the meeting.
“I am not sure there was a response, but I think what is important to keep in mind -- there are different frameworks this meeting that was called of international envoys who are dealing with Afghanistan. But I can tell you that different parts of the UN system remain in regular contact with Afghan women’s groups in Afghanistan or abroad,” said Stephane Dujarric.
"This meeting is more flexible than Afghanistan's interactions with the world and one of the reasons for the existence of the Islamic Emirate office in Qatar is because of these meetings," said Janat Fahim Chakari, a political analyst.
Earlier, several regional and international meetings about Afghanistan were held but no Islamic Emirate representative participated.
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