Rina Amiri, US Special Representative for Afghan Women, Girls & Human Rights met Furqat Siddikov, Uzbekistan’s ambassador in Washington.
On her X social media platform, she wrote that they emphasised on the importance of the role of regional countries in Afghanistan “including maintaining a principled position towards an inclusive government that upholds the rights of Afghan women and men”.
From time to time, the US Special Representative holds meetings with officials from different countries to discuss Afghan issues, particularly the rights of Afghan women. Unfortunately, these efforts have proven fruitless, as the Taliban continues to disregard international calls to respect human rights.
Uzbekistan, similar to other nations, has not recognised the Taliban regime, yet maintains close relations with them.
The Uzbekistan ambassador is based in Kabul, and the Taliban has recently designated its diplomat as the head of the Afghan embassy in Tashkent.