The new head of UNAMA in Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, met with several Islamic Emirate officials to discuss a range of issues including political and security issues, opening up employment and educational opportunities for women, and establishing a large consultative council, the officials said.
Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting minister of Foreign Affairs, in a meeting with Ms. Roza Otunbayeva, asked her to inform the world of the facts within the scope of her responsibility.
The meeting covered bilateral cooperation, economic initiatives, security issues, and education, according to the spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that now is the time for Afghanistan and the world to come closer together and understand each other's priorities, conditions, and requests, and UNAMA can achieve this well," said Zia Ahmad Takal, deputy spokesman for the Foreign Ministry.
The head of UNAMA in Afghanistan has said that both sides should cooperate to address basic issues in Afghanistan.
Political analysts consider UNAMA's role in various sectors, especially the recognition of the current government, to be important.
"UNAMA can convince the world on the question of recognizing Afghanistan if the Taliban's strategy is such that it can satisfy UNAMA in the first step," said Aziz Marij, a former diplomat.
“The Islamic Emirate should provide full and direct cooperation with UNAMA leadership about the search for the truth,” said Yosuf Amin Zazai, political analyst.
In September, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Roza Otunbayeva of Kyrgyzstan as his new Special Representative for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
Otunbayeva succeeds Deborah Lyons of Canada.
Ms. Otunbayeva brings to the position over 35 years of professional experience in leadership, diplomacy, civic engagement, and international cooperation. She served as the president of the Kyrgyzstan, as well as in other roles.
She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Moscow State University. She is fluent in Kyrgyz, Russian and English.