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Blinken appoints special envoy for Afghan women and girl’s rights

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Wednesday that Washington has appointed a special envoy to defend the rights of Afghan women.
According to a statement issued by the state department, Blinken said the Afghan-born US scholar and mediation expert Rina Amiri will take on the role of special envoy for Afghan women, girls and human rights.
Blinken said that Amiri will address issues of “critical importance to me” and the rest of President Joe Biden’s administration.
“We desire a peaceful, stable and secure Afghanistan, where all Afghans can live and thrive in political, economic and social inclusivity,” Blinken said.
Blinken also appointed Stephenie Foster as the new Senior Advisor for Women and Girls Issues within the Department’s Coordinator for Afghan Relocation Efforts (CARE) team.
Blinken said both women “bring decades of public policy, diplomatic, and advocacy experience to the department.”
“I welcome Rina Amiri back to the Department as the Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights, with her breadth and depth of expertise and strong track record advising governments, the United Nations, peacebuilding organizations, and think tanks.
“As Special Envoy, she will work on issues of critical importance to me, this Administration, and US national security: the human rights and fundamental freedoms of women, girls, and other at-risk populations in all of their diversity.
“We desire a peaceful, stable, and secure Afghanistan, where all Afghans can live and thrive in political, economic, and social inclusivity. Special Envoy Amiri will work closely with me toward that goal,” Blinken said.
He also said that Amiri’s work will be complemented by the contributions of Stephenie Foster.The post Blinken appoints special envoy for Afghan women and girl’s rights first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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