Pakistan to attend UN-hosted Doha meeting on Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan has decided to participate in a United Nations-hosted meeting on Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar, scheduled for this weekend, Pakistani media reported, citing diplomatic sources.

The meeting will take place on June 30 and July 1, with representatives of civil society and women set to attend a session with U.N. officials on July 2, according to a U.N. statement.

Geo News reported that Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Asif Durrani, and Ahmad Naseem Warraich, the Assistant Secretary for West Asia in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will represent Pakistan at the talks.

The United Nations has confirmed the attendance of representatives from 22 countries and nearly eight international organizations. Rosemary DiCarlo, the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, will host and lead the meeting.

The 22 countries include Western nations, Afghanistan’s neighbors, and regional powers such as Russia and China.