US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad says that they are committed to a strong female representation at intra-Afghan negotiations.
“All Afghans must be prepared to work together – with our support – to design a future for Afghanistan that honors internationally recognized values around the rights and roles of women,” Khalilzad said.
He noted that they have many means of diplomatic leverage that do not require brute force and will not hesitate to use every tool to ensure that a future Afghanistan builds on the gains of the last 19 years.
“Earlier this week, I talked business with a group of female entrepreneurs from AWCCI2. These impressive leaders are shaping Afghanistan as they grow their businesses,” he added.