October 20, 2021

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The Taliban welcome aid pledges and urge the United States to be more generous


“We gratefully welcome the $ 1 billion assistance from the world and call on Afghanistan to continue its assistance,” said Amir Khan Muttaki, the new executive ‘s current foreign minister.

“America is a great country and they should be generous,” he told a news conference.

On Monday, the United States pledged $ 64 million to humanitarian organizations working in Afghanistan as part of a United Nations initiative. By comparison, Washington has spent $ 2,000 billion in the twenty years since the conflict in Afghanistan.

“The Emirate, the name the Taliban give to Afghanistan,” helped the United States facilitate their evacuation, but instead of thanking them, they are talking about imposing sanctions on our people, “said Amir Khan Muttaki. Referring to more than.

Since the Taliban came to power on August 15, Afghanistan has been somewhat paralyzed, especially due to the interruption of financial flows with foreign countries that have infiltrated an economy devastated by more than 40 years of war.

The United Nations on Monday pledged a total of $ 1.2 billion in aid to donor countries in Afghanistan, but did not specifically specify the amount to be allocated for emergency assistance.

The new head of diplomacy in Afghanistan, the Islamic Emirate, has promised to do all he can to provide this assistance in a completely transparent manner to those in need. “

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