Lord & Lady Sheikh met a Parliamentary delegation from Afghanistan led by the Speaker of their Parliament H.E. Younus Qanooni. The British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union had organised a Welcoming Reception in the Houses of Parliament for the cross-party Parliamentary delegation from Afghanistan, His Excellency was accompanied by two lady Members of the Afghani Parliament.
During his discussions Lord Sheikh expressed pleasure that there were now women Members of Parliament and steps were being taken for the empowerment of women. Lord Sheikh also said that he supported initiatives to build infrastructure, provide help to the agricultural programmes and win over the Taliban.