Ready to build an inclusive but not selective government: the Taliban
Kabul: The Taliban are ready to put in place an inclusive government in Afghanistan but not selective, said Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban in Doha.
Responding to Western pressures for an inclusive government in Afghanistan, Shaheen said they had included ethnic minorities in their interim government and would soon add women.
Shaheen added that the West must respect the wishes of the Afghan people.
Unfreeze the assets of the fins, ask the Taliban in the United States
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] let no one take 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 trouble, ”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) for member countries, but Afghanistan will not be allowed to access 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.
Posted on: Monday October 11, 2021 2:58 AM IST