Spokesperson : Afghan govt welcomes UN chief’s call to lift ban on assets

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Kabul, Jan 14 : The chief spokesman of Taliban government on Friday welcomed remarks of the UN chief calling on the United States to lift a ban on Afghan assets.

“We appreciate the UN Secretary General’s call for the release of Afghan capital from the United States,” spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid wrote on Twitter.

The Afghan economy after the Taliban’s takeover of power in mid-August has suffered from the US freezing of over 9 billion US dollars in assets belonging to the Afghan central bank as well as a halt in funds by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

On Thursday, UN chief Guterres urged the United States and the World Bank to unfreeze Afghan funds to prevent “the nightmare unfolding in Afghanistan” from getting worse.

UNIINDIA / XINHUA

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