Wed, Nov 25 2020 1:38 PM
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Remarks by Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, the State Minister for Peace and member of the negotiating team at virtual discussion on the Peace, Development and Security Nexus, Afghanistan 2020 Conference in Geneva

Excellencies Dr. Mohib (National Security Advisor), Deborah Lyons (UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Head of UNAMA), Sergio Jaramillo (Senior Advisor at the European Institute of Peace), distinguished guests, panellists, ladies and gentlemen. 
I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the speakers and panellists today.  
This was indeed a very stimulating and thought-provoking discussion today.
As Afghanistan’s State Minister for Peace I found the discussions particularly useful for our own work, and I would welcome further dialogue on how we can

Wed, Nov 25 2020 7:40 AM
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Remarks by Habiba Sarabi, member of the Negotiation Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan at first side event of Afghanistan 2020 Conference in Geneva - Segment A Panel Discussion: Safeguarding and strengthening human rights and women’s participatio

Your excellency the first lady, Excellencey the co-chair  Minister Atmar, Minister Stanikzai, Minister Naderi, and honorable panelists, ladies and gentlemen! Asalamualikom

It’s my pleasure to be here and talk about the inclusiveness in the peace negotiation process.

Studies have shown that the degree of inclusivity in peace processes is directly co-rrelated with sustainability of the process.

For instance, we have evidence that the inclusion of women in negotiations processes is associated with more sustainable outcomes of political settlements. So, the importance of inclusivity in the

Mon, Nov 23 2020 3:14 PM
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Remarks by Masoom Stanekzai, Head of the Negotiation team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan at First side event of Afghanistan 2020 Conference in Geneva - Segment A: Safeguarding and strengthening human rights and women’s participation

Her Excellency the First Lady, Honourable co-chairs, Excellencies, Distinguished participants. Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.  
It is a great pleasure to be taking part in this important event. Let me first of all, echo agreement with what was said by previous keynote speakers and I am committed with my colleagues to consider the asks during their speeches in our table of negotiations with the other side.
Unfortunately, for the past 42 years, the people of Afghanistan have been suffering and they continue to suffer until this day. 
Each day we witness lives being lost, people

Mon, Nov 23 2020 9:30 AM
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Remarks of Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, the State Minister for Peace and member of the negotiating team at the first side event of Afghanistan 2020 Conference in Geneva: Sustainable Peace Building

November 23, 2020

Your excellency First Lady, Excellencies Min Atmar, Min Stanikzai, Mr Janez Lenarcic, Michelle Bachelet, Panelists, Ambassadors, distinguished guests, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, good morning to you all!

First, allow me to extend my deepest gratitude to the international community, and particularly the co-chairs, organizing partners, and attendees of this conference.

This conference sends a message of solidarity to Afghanistan at a time of immense hardship.

I am encouraged that we have come together to reflect on how we can achieve a sustainable peace settlement,