Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, has stated that Afghan women should have the “permission” to access education and employment.
The Saudi Foreign Minister made these remarks on Saturday, September 23, during the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
He further added that Afghanistan should not become a haven for terrorist organizations.
Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud also emphasized human rights, stating, “The international community has taken significant steps in eradicating terrorism and extremism, which are in conflict with all religions, beliefs, and races.”
This comes as most countries around the world and in the region have expressed concerns during the 78th UN General Assembly about the human rights situation, drug trafficking, and the threat posed by terrorist groups emanating from Afghanistan.
Anwar Ibrahim, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, also criticized the Taliban’s “discriminatory policies” towards Afghan women and girls in this session on Friday, September 22, stating that the ban on the education of women and girls not only violates Islamic principles but also contravenes the principles outlined in the United Nations Charter and the Multilateral Human Rights Framework.