February 06, 2023

Foreign Minister meets US Special Representative for Afghanistan in Antalya

Foreign Minister meets US Special Representative for Afghanistan in Antalya

KABUL, Mar. 12 –  Foreign Minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi met this morning in Antalya in a bilateral with the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Mr. Tom West & accompanying delegation.

The meeting also included the Afghan Minister of Information & Culture Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwah The two sides held detailed discussions on current political & economic situation in Afghanistan.

Both sides agreed that the Afghan Central Bank’s USD $3.5 billion unfrozen assets from the US bank shall in no circumstances be given to charity organizations.

The Afghan side underscored that the said $3.5 billion in addition to the other $3.5 billion should all be unfrozen & given to the Afghan Central Bank as all Afghan foreign assets belong to the Afghan people & only they have the right to make a decision thereof.

Minister Muttaqi elucidated that seizing Afghan assets in any way would adversely affect relations between the two countries.

Also, the two sides agreed to meet in the future to discuss relevant issues.

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