Taliban calls for international humanitarian aid

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Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi calls for international resumption of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan – Photo: AFP

On September 14, during the first press conference after the Taliban announced the formation of a new government, Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi called on the international community to resume humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan during the economic crisis. now.

According to United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Afghanistan’s financial system is currently very difficult due to the lack of cash. Some basic functions of the economy cannot function and people have only limited access to cash.

Radio Al Jazeera Muttaqi thanked the international community for its emergency pledge of billions of dollars in aid to Afghanistan, saying the government would use this money to tackle poverty and aid those in need in a transparent manner.

Mr. Muttaqi’s comments came after the United Nations said $1.2 billion had been pledged in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.

On the same day, the governor of Helmand province gave an interview to the newspaper The Guardian urged the West to recognize the Taliban’s government in Afghanistan, and return to the country with money, not guns.

According to the newspaper The Guardian, Governor Talib Mawlawi who spent many years fighting against British forces in the town of Sangin. Grandfather Mawlawi said: “We face each other in battle and don’t get to know each other in real life. Now you can gain our trust and make us happy by acknowledging this government. “.

“All foreign forces invade, kill our women, children, old people, destroy everything. This is the time when the international community should help us with humanitarian aid and focus on development of education, economy, and trade,” said Mr. Talib.

After the Taliban took control of Helmand province, it was the first time without fighting in two decades. But like the whole country, Helmand is on the verge of economic collapse.

Government salaries went unpaid for weeks, between the last month of the old administration and the first month of the new administration. Many people working for foreign NGOs fled or their projects halted, the merchant’s business slowed down.

To date, no country has officially recognized the Taliban’s authority in Afghanistan.

On September 13, speaking before the House Foreign Affairs Committee during an online hearing, when asked if the White House would recognize the Taliban as a legitimate government, Secretary of State Antony Blinken acknowledged the Taliban as “a legitimate government.” de facto government” of Afghanistan.

Experts say this is a signal that the West has stopped trying to create the democracy it wants in this country.

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