DPPC Applauds Biden Administration’s Call for Sustainable Peace, Protecting Gains of Women and Girls
President Joe Biden’s new administration has signaled its intent to change U.S.. policy in Afghanistan. Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, said he would conduct a review of the U.S. Taliban Agreement, indicating he had not seen the entire agreement, in a confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
In a strong show of commitment to the Afghan people, Blinken responded to questioning from Senator Jeanne Shaheen about Afghanistan by stating, "I don't believe that any outcome that they might achieve is sustainable without protecting the gains that have been made by women and girls in Afghanistan over the last 20 years."
The DPPC is very pleased with this initial show of support by the Biden Administration to the Afghan people and we are hopeful that the administration will implement policies that make a sustainable peace agreement possible.