KABUL – Following the inter-parliamentary talks for inclusive peace, the Acting Minister of Women’s Affairs; representatives of women members of the National Assembly, civil society; and human rights spoke to members of the German Parliament through VTC.
Welcoming the participants to the meeting, the Afghan Ambassador to Germany, Mr. Yama Yari called the inter-parliamentary dialogue important in strengthening peace and preserving Afghanistan’s gains over the last two decades.
The Acting Minister of Women’s Affairs Mrs. Hasina Safi; Chairwoman of the House Committee on Women and Human Rights Mrs. Nahid Farid; Chair of the Women’s Parliamentary Group for Political Participation Mrs. Shinkai Karookhail and members of the group Mrs. Shukria Issakhel, Mrs. Ruqia Nayel, Shegofah Nourzi; and members of the High Council for Reconciliation as well as the human rights institutions expressed their concerns regarding the plight of the people, particularly of the Afghan women, and the possibility of losing the hard-gained human rights achievements of the past two decades. They called on the German parliament to support the Afghan people, particularly the Afghan security forces, who have always been at the forefront of the fight against international terrorism.
At the end of the meeting, Ms. Gabi Weber, Sabine Zimmermann, Leni Breymaier, Simon Schmiller, and other members of the German Parliament assured their Afghan counterparts of the German Bundestag’s continued support to the Afghan people, underscoring the importance of cooperation between the two countries’ parliaments.