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Thomas West speaks with Karzai about girls not going to school

Following the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) recent decision to not reopen girls’ schools, the US State Department’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West spoke with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai about the issue.
West tweeted Monday: “We discussed the desire of the Afghan people for girls to return to high school quickly and the need for a natural consultation process to determine the future of the country.”
The Islamic Emirate announced on March 23, that schools for teenage girls would remain closed indefinitely.
This decision was met with a global outcry.
Recently, US Special Representative for Afghanistan’s Women and Human Rights Rina Amiri said in an interview with TRT World that the closure of girls’ schools above the sixth grade was “discouraging” because “it was a key test” for the Islamic Emirate.The post Thomas West speaks with Karzai about girls not going to school first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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