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Third Doha Meeting: What is the Purpose of this Meeting?

The United Nations has stated that the third Doha meeting is being held to encourage the governing authorities in Afghanistan to engage with the world.

According to Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, the issue of human rights, especially the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan, will be highlighted at the third Doha meeting.

Reuters news agency quoted the UN Secretary-General's spokesperson as saying: "The aim of it (the third Doha meeting) is to encourage the governing authorities to engage with the international community through a coordinated and structured approach for the benefit of the Afghan people."

The news agency also reported Dujarric as saying that the United Nations will highlight the issue of human rights and the rights of Afghan women and girls in all discussions. The report added: "Human rights and the rights of women and girls will be highlighted by the United Nations in all discussions."

Zalmay Afghanyar, a political analyst, spoke about the importance of this meeting, stating: "If Afghanistan's national interests are discussed at these meetings and intelligence and political confrontations are not the focus, without a doubt, it will be beneficial for both sides."

Alamtab Rasooli, a women's rights activist, says: "In three years, which is a long time, they have done nothing that has yielded satisfactory results and benefited women."

The third Doha meeting will be held at the end of this month (June). The Islamic Emirate will also send a delegation to represent the interim government at this meeting; however, it is not yet clear at what level this delegation will participate in the meeting.

In the meantime, Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, in remarks about the Doha meeting, said that the Islamic Emirate will participate in this meeting; however, it is still unclear who will represent the interim government at this meeting.

Amir Khan Muttaqi said: "The Doha meeting will be held in the coming days, and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has also been officially invited to participate in this meeting. This also indicates that the importance and status of the Islamic Emirate are being increasingly recognized by the world."

The first Doha meeting, led by the UN Secretary-General, was held in May 2023 without the presence of the Islamic Emirate, and in the second Doha meeting, the Islamic Emirate refrained from participating due to the non-acceptance of its demands.

In the third Doha meeting, Rosemary DiCarlo, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, and Roza Otunbayeva, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, are expected to meet with the delegation of the Islamic Emirate and special representatives of countries for Afghanistan. They will also meet with civil activists and women on the second day of July.

Last week, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan stated at a Security Council meeting about Afghanistan that engagement with the "Taliban" does not mean legitimizing them.

Third Doha Meeting: What is the Purpose of this Meeting?

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The United Nations has stated that the third Doha meeting is being held to encourage the governing authorities in Afghanistan to engage with the world.

According to Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, the issue of human rights, especially the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan, will be highlighted at the third Doha meeting.

Reuters news agency quoted the UN Secretary-General's spokesperson as saying: "The aim of it (the third Doha meeting) is to encourage the governing authorities to engage with the international community through a coordinated and structured approach for the benefit of the Afghan people."

The news agency also reported Dujarric as saying that the United Nations will highlight the issue of human rights and the rights of Afghan women and girls in all discussions. The report added: "Human rights and the rights of women and girls will be highlighted by the United Nations in all discussions."

Zalmay Afghanyar, a political analyst, spoke about the importance of this meeting, stating: "If Afghanistan's national interests are discussed at these meetings and intelligence and political confrontations are not the focus, without a doubt, it will be beneficial for both sides."

Alamtab Rasooli, a women's rights activist, says: "In three years, which is a long time, they have done nothing that has yielded satisfactory results and benefited women."

The third Doha meeting will be held at the end of this month (June). The Islamic Emirate will also send a delegation to represent the interim government at this meeting; however, it is not yet clear at what level this delegation will participate in the meeting.

In the meantime, Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, in remarks about the Doha meeting, said that the Islamic Emirate will participate in this meeting; however, it is still unclear who will represent the interim government at this meeting.

Amir Khan Muttaqi said: "The Doha meeting will be held in the coming days, and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has also been officially invited to participate in this meeting. This also indicates that the importance and status of the Islamic Emirate are being increasingly recognized by the world."

The first Doha meeting, led by the UN Secretary-General, was held in May 2023 without the presence of the Islamic Emirate, and in the second Doha meeting, the Islamic Emirate refrained from participating due to the non-acceptance of its demands.

In the third Doha meeting, Rosemary DiCarlo, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, and Roza Otunbayeva, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, are expected to meet with the delegation of the Islamic Emirate and special representatives of countries for Afghanistan. They will also meet with civil activists and women on the second day of July.

Last week, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan stated at a Security Council meeting about Afghanistan that engagement with the "Taliban" does not mean legitimizing them.

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