Participation of the Foreign Minister at the High-Level Dialogue on ensuring protection of Afghan people

22.09.2021 09:14

On September 21, 2021 on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Sirojiddin Muhriddin by invitation of the Chancellor of the Republic of Austria Mr. Sebastian Kurz took part at the High-Level Dialogue on ensuring protection of Afghan people, especially of women and girls, in Afghanistan and in the region, held in New York by the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations.

In his speech, Foreign Minister S.Muhriddin, explaining the position of Tajikistan on the situation in Afghanistan, stressed the need to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan and ensure the rights of women and girls to education, as well as create an inclusive government with the participation of representatives of all ethnic groups, especially Tajiks, who make up 46 percent of the population of this country.

In addition, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in his speech drew particular attention to the plight of the people in the Panjshir region, where the Taliban are not only engaged in crime, but also torture civilians. In this regard, international organizations and influential countries were called upon to stop this torment and lawlessness as soon as possible by helping to open roads for providing humanitarian aid to the residents of Panjshir and other regions of Afghanistan.