Kazakhstan highly appreciates Afghan measures on advancement of women
September 5, 2018, State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova took part in “Women’s empowerment in Afghanistan” regional conference organized in the framework of the long-term assistance to Kazakhstan in the socio-economic reconstruction of Afghanistan, the strengthening of regional peace, stability and security.
Speaking on the conference Gulshara Abdikalikova read out the welcoming speech of the President of Kazakhstan stressing Kazakhstan’s commitment to the speedy establishment of peace in Afghanistan, as well as the steps taken by the Afghan Government to improve the status of women, promote gender equality and achieve peace.
Besides Kazakh State Secretary noted the importance of involving Afghanistan in economic relations with the countries of Central Asia. In this regard, Gulshara Abdykalikova proposed to develop a comprehensive program for the development of women’s entrepreneurship with the broad participation of international business in the implementation of specific economic projects in Afghanistan and in the region as a whole. This, in turn, will expand the socio-economic opportunities for women in Afghanistan.
Summarizing the conference Astana Declaration has adopted. The document specifies directions of regional interaction on women’s empowerment in Afghanistan and overall promotion of gender mainstreaming in the countries of Central Asia.
Besides, Gulshara Abdikalikova has held bilateral meetings with Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Chairman of the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan Tanzila Narbayeva, and head of the Afghan delegation � Minister of Women’s Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Delbar Nazari go talk over current situation and Kazakh-Uzbek and Kazakh- Afghanistan cooperation perspectives
Source: Kazakhstan 2050