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We won’t forget Afghanistan: NATO chief

We won’t forget Afghanistan: NATO chief

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26 Mar 2022 - 00:26
We won’t forget Afghanistan: NATO chief
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26 Mar 2022 - 00:26

KABUL (Pajhwok) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the allies will not forget Afghanistan, calling education a fundamental human right for all.

Stoltenberg was talking to journalists after an extraordinary summit of NATO heads of state and government in Brussels on Thursday.

In response to a question, he said: “I think it is very important that we don’t forget Afghanistan. And it is especially important that we don’t forget that education is a fundamental human right. And of course that also applies for girls, for women.”

It was one of the biggest achievements over the last 20 years that millions of Afghan girls were able to attend school and to get education, he said.

Any attempt to deny girls in Afghanistan education would be a violation of what the Taliban had promised, the NATO chief remarked.

“And we have to hold them (Taliban) accountable for what they promised and their commitments, including on the right to education to women.”

While agreeing with the disappointment expressed by the United Nations, he believed NATO states must continue to support all Afghans working to uphold human rights, including the freedom of speech and women’s right to education.

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