EU’s Iodice discusses education rights with OIC delegation in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — Raffaella Iodice, the Chargée d’Affaires of the European Union’s delegation, met with representatives from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss humanitarian issues, economic challenges, and education rights in Afghanistan.

During the meeting, Iodice emphasized that principled support for Afghanistan remains “key for the sake of the people,” according to a statement on the EU’s social media platform.

The OIC delegation, led by its special envoy to Afghanistan, Tariq Ali Bakheet, arrived in Kabul on Saturday. The delegation includes several female members, highlighting the focus on gender issues.

Previously, the Taliban-controlled Arg reported that the delegation had emphasized the rights of girls and women to education in Afghanistan. However, this part of the statement was later removed from their social media page.

In a separate post on X, Iodice wrote female voices need to “be part of any dialogue and constructive engagement in Afghanistan.”
“Very much appreciated the important insights from Professional. Dr. Noura Al-Rashoud from The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission and Dr. Afnan Al-Shuaibi from in Women Development Organization,” she added.