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Women Role in Peace Talks Effective, Minister Safi

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Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Kabul (BNA) A statement from the Acting Minister of Information and Culture (MoIC) said that Ms. Hasina Safi, during her official visit to Indonesia, called the role of women in peace process very effective.
Leading a government delegation, Ms. Safi who was warmly welcomed upon her arrival to the Islamic country of Indonesia, congratulated successfully holding of presidential poll in that country, and the election of the president, vice-president and minister of foreign, the statement said.
The acting minister also thanked the Indonesian government and embassy for their cooperation in the Afghan peace process and said women in Afghanistan were willing implementation of democracy as they went to the polling stations to support the republic system, the statement quoted.
“After President Ghani’s visit to Indonesia, in 2017, coordination between the two countries on peace process strengthened, as the recent Indonesian president’s visit to Afghanistan and holding of joint Afghanistan Ulama seminar are the clear examples,” said the acting minister as quoted by the statement.
She said: “After 2001, Afghan women moved from awareness to capacity building, and from capacity building to advocacy, from advocacy to effective partnership and from partnership to leadership.”
According to here, Afghan women have the capability of making decision, as recently a national consensus of women on peace, chaired by the Executive Committee of the First Lady Office, High Peace Council, Ministry of Women Affairs, Ministry of Information and Culture, Afghan Women Network, Civil Society and other women activists institutions was held in Kabul, where over 15,000 women have attended.
At the Women National Consensus, three questions have been discussed:  Definition for peace, problems and challenges facing peace and the solutions, which was stated in a 15-point statement, and welcomed by the president, she further said.
Pointing to the traditional consultative peace Jirga, the acting minister said more than 50 percent of representatives from various parts of the country, were women and women have been appointed as chairman for up to 35 percent of the Jirga peace commissions, the statement further said.
The Indonesian Vice-President, meanwhile, expressed his country’s president support to the Afghan peace process and hoped a lasting peace and stability to return to the war-torn country.

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