Naseer Ahmad Faiq, Chargé d'Affaires of the Afghanistan Permanent Mission to the UN, said that the mission of the UN Special Representative for Afghanistan will not interfere with UNAMA's operation in Afghanistan.
Faiq told TOLOnews the special envoy in Afghanistan would interact with everyone, including the Islamic Emirate, in order to address the Afghan issues and seek an international consensus on the matter.
"This is in cooperation and coordination with UNAMA; it does not interfere with UNAMA's mission, as stated in the resolution. The task of UNAMA is separate, but the special representative of the UN Secretary General is appointed by the Secretary General,” he said.
At the Doha meeting, the UN is expected to appoint a special envoy for Afghanistan; however, the Islamic Emirate has expressed opposition to this appointment and has not made any announcement regarding its attendance as of yet.
Some political experts have different views on the appointment of a UN special representative for Afghanistan.
"I think that the international community has realized that the interaction with the Islamic Emirate should be used as a test and practical actions should be seen, which is why they see the need for a new representative," political analyst Ahmad Munib Rasa said.
"The main problem in Afghanistan is between Afghans, and negotiations between Afghans are needed to solve this problem,” said Wahid Faqiri, another political analyst.
The UN Secretary General will convene a meeting of member-states and regional-organization special envoys on Afghanistan in Doha on February 18 and 19.
Some civil society activists and delegations from the Islamic Emirate have also been invited to this meeting.