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MP: Majlis ready to form joint women commission with Afghanistan

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Tehran, Aug 5, IRNA

An Iranian lawmaker said here Sunday that the Majlis, especially its Women Fraction, is ready to form a joint commission of Iranian-Afghan women’s cultural and social relations.

Head of Majlis Women Fraction Fatemeh Alia told a group of Afghan female parliamentarians that Iran’s strategic policies are based on all-out support for consolidation of peace, stability and security in Afghanistan.

She said restoration of stability in Afghanistan needs the contribution of all countries.

Elsewhere in her remarks, Alia said that the plan to give Taliban a share in Afghan power structure is in contrast with the spirit of global conventions.

She noted that continued hostage taking in Afghanistan indicates the failure of foreign forces to guarantee stability and peace in the country.

Meanwhile, Majlis deputy from Tehran Fatemeh Rahbar criticized the world for its inaction to check transit of illicit drugs as well as poppy cultivation in Afghanistan and said, “Poppy cultivation and drug smuggling are the result of wrong policies of the US and certain European states in the region.”

Rahbar hoped that Afghan government and parliament would take effective measures to remove the crisis.

An Afghan parliamentarian Mrs. Balkhi for her part called for further expansion of Tehran-Kabul relations and hoped that formation of a joint women commission by Iran and Afghanistan and information sharing by Iranian and Afghan legislators would help the two sides take resolute measures to solve the problems facing Afghan women.

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Written by afghandevnews

August 5, 2007 at 4:32 pm

Posted in Women's Rights

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