Doha, Media & Communication Dept., March 20
The State of Qatar hosted talks on the future of education in Afghanistan and the challenges and obstacles facing it.
HE Assistant Foreign Minister Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater with the participation of the CEO of Education Above All Foundation Fahad Al Sulaiti represented the State of Qatar during the talks held in Doha.
A delegation from the Afghan Ministry of Education headed by HE Education Minister Mawlawi Sayyid Habeeb, a delegation of the UNICEF organization headed by UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia George Laria, and the Chief of Strategic Partnerships at Education Cannot Wait Organization Nasser Fakih also participated in the talks.
During the talks, the participants discussed the economic challenges, poor infrastructure, the limited human resources and qualifications in Afghanistan, in addition to ensuring equal access to education for all, especially girls.
The participants also agreed on the need to ensure the right to education for all, develop a common vision that deals with challenges, and provide high-quality education opportunities for all Afghan students in all regions.
HE Assistant Foreign Minister commended the efforts of the Education Above All Foundation to facilitate the holding of these talks. Her Excellency also extended her appreciation to the delegations of the Afghan Ministry of Education, UNICEF organization, and the Education Cannot Wait organization for their participation in the talks.
Her Excellency stressed the importance of continuing the talks to reach radical solutions to develop the sectors of education and health in Afghanistan, affirming the keenness and commitment of the State of Qatar to support the fraternal people of Afghanistan and help them overcome the difficulties.
In turn, the delegation of the Afghan Ministry of Education praised the efforts of the State of Qatar in organizing that event that would come up with solutions to help the Afghan people improve the quality of education and ensure its access to male and female students in all regions of Afghanistan.
For their part, the delegations of UNICEF and Education Cannot Wait organizations valued the efforts of the State of Qatar and the Education Above All Foundation in facilitating these talks and extended their thanks to the delegation of the Afghan Ministry of Education for their keenness to participate in the talks.