Japan’s envoy to Kabul meets Afghan Deputy PM

KABUL (Khaama Press): Japanese ambassador to Afghanistan, Takashi Okada, met with Deputy Prime Minister Mawlavi Abdul Salam Hanafi on Tuesday to discuss Afghanistan’s challenges.
During the meeting, Deputy Minister Hanafi emphasized the need for understanding and dialogue to solve the existing problems in the country.
Meanwhile, he said that pressure and restrictions could not resolve Afghanistan’s problems and that the interim government is determined to forge positive leadership with all nations based on cooperation and respect.
Additionally, he emphasized that there is only one approach to handling the current issues burdening the country’s ordinary people: understanding and dialogue.
On the other hand, Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa led a G-7 session on “Afghanistan and Central Asia” on Monday and spoke about his concern for the country’s deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation.
Simultaneously, he recommended direct engagement between the international world and the Taliban-led administration.
“Emphasized the need to engage persistently and directly with the Taliban while continuing to assist the people of Afghanistan in cooperation with the international community,” Japan’s FM said. Recently, the Taliban de facto government extended the ban on UN female aid workers in the country, facing massive condemnation globally.
Meanwhile, the UN reiterated that the ban on women aid workers would disrupt the humanitarian pace in the country since most of the nutrition and life-saving aid depends on female workers.