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Taliban plans to open girls' schools by next year

15:48, 27 November 2021
Taliban plans to open girls' schools by next year

The Taliban* officials vow to open schools for girls in 2022.


"Schools for girls across the country will open next year after across the country after the completion of a new educational plan," Taliban Deputy Prime Minister Mawlavi Abdul Kabir said at a meeting with Turkish Ambassador Jihad Argin.

Kabir said that Afghan women work in various institutions in the country, such as the passport office, the airport, and the health sector, as well as in schools in most provinces.

“Afghanistan needs the support and cooperation from all countries, especially Turkey, and we want Turkey to invest more in Afghanistan," Kabir added.

The Turkish ambassador said that his country has provided assistance to Afghan refugees and internally displaced persons through the "Red Crescent", and the assistance is still ongoing.

Earlier, the head of the UN mission in Afghanistan Deborah Lyons called on the international community to establish a dialogue with the Taliban government, the UN website reports.

In September, the UN reported that just five percent of families in Afghanistan had sufficient food to eat every day. At the beginning of October, the United Nations warned that at least one million children can be at high risk of dying from malnutrition without immediate medical treatment.

On November 3, The Taliban government announced its plan to release billions of dollars of central bank reserves to confront cash crunch, mass starvation, and a new migration crisis.

*Taliban is a terror organization banned in the US, Russia, and many other countries.