Iran, Turkey hails women education in Afghanistan



The Turkish foreign minister at a conference with his Iranian counterpart on Tuesday emphasized on the need to provide women and girls access to education and work, Tolo news reported.

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Tuesday that the there is no religious justification for the ban on women’s access to education.

“We have confirmed our consistent view regarding restrictions on girls children access to education and women’s access to work in Afghanistan,” the Turkish foreign minister said.

“We will engage in this regard with the Taliban or if it was needed we will continue our activities under the umbrella of the Organization of the Islamic Countries Cooperation. Our religion, Islam has not banned education and on the contrary it stresses on education. Then these issues are in contradict with our religion and are inhumane,” he added.

According to UNESCO, more than 118 million girls across the globe are out of school.

The UN Secretary-General said that nothing can “justify keeping girls out of the classroom.”—Afghanistan Times