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Foreign Ministers of the UAE and Pakistan discuss developments in Afghanistan

Wed 21/12/2022

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, today made a phone call to H.E. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, during which they discussed concerning developments in Afghanistan and the Taliban's decision to ban the study of girls and women in Afghanistan's universities.

His Highness and His Excellency emphasized that Islam as a religion devoted significant attention to women, granted them a privileged position, and safeguarded their rights. They affirmed the need to guarantee women's rights, as well as the importance of full and equal participation of women and girls in all aspects of life.

Both His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Excellency Bilawal Bhutto Zardari underscored during the phone call their firm position in support of security, stability and peace in Afghanistan and called for the advancement of international efforts aimed at building a more sustainable future for the Afghan people.

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