Emirati Billionaire Offers To Host 100 Afghan Students

The announcement comes after the Taliban said female students will no longer be allowed to study at Afghan universities

Khalaf Al-Habtoor, founder and billionaire chairman of conglomerate Al Habtoor Group, has offered to support 100 female Afghan students in Dubai, the daily reported. Khaleej Times. The announcement comes after the Taliban-led government in Kabul said female students would not be not allowed to study in Afghan universities until further notice.

The Taliban’s decision to ban female students has been condemned around the world, including in the United Arab Emirates. Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Deputy Minister for Political Affairs and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, reiterated Abu Dhabi’s strong condemnation of the Taliban’s decision to deny Afghan women and girls access to Higher Education. The Muslim Council of Elders, under the chairmanship of the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, has also expressed concern over the Taliban’s ban on women from entering universities in Afghanistan.

He also said the Taliban’s decision was “regrettable” and that he was ready to welcome Afghan female students in cooperation with the relevant authorities. “To deprive Afghan female students of a university education is unfortunate and sad. Therefore, far from any political position, I am ready, in cooperation with the relevant official authorities, to welcome 100 female students and give them the opportunity to complete their studies. in universities in Dubai,” Al Habtoor tweeted.

Khalaf Al Habtoor is a global philanthropist who believes that the love of humanity should be independent of race, religion and geography. He has generously contributed to institutions that contribute to human progress, including a simulation center at Dubai’s Harvard Foundation for Medical Research and a leadership center at Illinois College, USA.

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