Since the Taliban overthrew Afghanistan’s democratically elected government and seized power, the country has plunged into an acute economic crisis that can no longer be overcome without international help. Amid the escalating humanitarian crisis in the south-central Asian country, which was recently devastated by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 1,000, Thomas West, the US special representative for Kabul, addressed banking issues on Sunday. vowed to help Afghanistan by resolving,
The US envoy made the pledge during a meeting with the Afghan Traders Council in the United Arab Emirates, where Council Chairman Obaidullah Saderkhail outlined Afghan traders’ problems.
“They have categorically pledged that they will not sanction traders doing food, fuel and pharmaceutical deals and that they will work to solve banking problems,” he said.
In addition, the Council again raised the issue of Afghanistan’s frozen assets in the hands of the US authorities and called for the confiscated assets to be released. The Afghan Foreign Ministry also called on the international community to lift sanctions against Afghanistan.
“The Islamic Emirate calls on the world to give Afghans the most basic right, which is the right to life, by lifting restrictions and releasing our wealth,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said. , said British media.
On the other hand, the Afghan Traders Council in the United Arab Emirates called on the Taliban regime in Afghanistan to stick to its Doha agreement. after a to weigh news Seyer Qureshi, former head of the Banking Association of Afghanistan, reportedly said the release of Afghan assets depended on the fulfillment of the Doha Accords signed between the US and the current regime in Kabul. However, there are some issues that remain to be resolved and forming an inclusive government, respect for human rights and preventing atrocities against women and children are some of them.
Qureshi said, “The formation of an inclusive government, respect for human rights, efforts to prevent the use of Afghan geography against the US and its allies for terrorism — these are some other issues that remain to be resolved.”
It is important to note here that after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the West immediately seized $10 billion worth of Afghan assets. The devastating earthquake in Afghanistan has also contributed to the current crisis.
(With contributions from ANI, Image: @S4Afghanpeace/Twitter/AP)