KABUL (SW) – Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has reiterated the call for reopening girls’ schools in the country.
Karzai’s office said in a press release that he former president had met with the Norwegian ambassador to Afghanistan, Ole Andreas Lindeman.
According to the newsletter, the current situation in Afghanistan and the region was discussed during the meeting, as well as the education of girls and the return of women to work. In this meeting, both sides also emphasized the reopening of girls’ schools above the sixth grade, it said.
“During the meeting, in addition to discussing the current situation in Afghanistan and the region, they also discussed the education of girls and the return of women to work, with both sides emphasizing the opening of girls’ schools above the sixth grade,” the statement said.
During the meeting, Karzai thanked Norway for its cooperation with the Afghan people in various fields and called for the strengthening of relations between the two countries and the continuation of Norwegian cooperation.
Earlier, in separate meetings with religious scholars and a number of politicians, Hamid Karzai called for the reopening of girls’ schools above the sixth grade.
It has been more than nine months since the re-establishment of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan. No country has yet recognized this government. The Islamic Emirate has imposed restrictions on women, including the right to work and education, since its inauguration.
The Islamic Emirate, after taking control of Afghanistan, did not allow female students in the sixth grade and above to go to school. The government promised several times that the girls’ schools above the sixth grade would be reopened, however, that is yet to be seen. This action of the Islamic Emirate has met with sharp national and international reactions.