Taliban: the Taliban ask the United States to unfreeze Afghan financial assets


DOHA: The Taliban urged the United States to unfreeze Afghan central bank reserves, during the first face-to-face meeting in Qatar after the Kabul takeover in August.
The two sides held their first meeting on Saturday in Doha to turn a “new leaf in their relationship”. This is the first face-to-face meeting between the two sides since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in mid-August.
Taliban Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said they wanted to engage with the international community and would not be for one country and against the other.
“The need to establish good and positive relations with each other on an equal footing is underlined in the discussions. We underlined the need to unfreeze Afghan financial assets following the difficult circumstances facing Afghanistan “said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, quoted by the Voice of America (VOA).
“We clearly said [the Americans] that no one takes advantage of an unstable Afghanistan, so no one should try to weaken the current government of Afghanistan or feed the problems of our Afghan people who are already in economic difficulty, ”Muttaqi said.
Recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) put funds for Afghanistan on hold amid growing uncertainty in the country.
These developments came after the IMF recently announced an allocation of $ 650 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to member countries, but Afghanistan will not be allowed access to these funds at this time, reported. Tolo News.
Last month, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told a press conference that Afghanistan would not have access to the grant due to the uncertainty surrounding the Afghan government.

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