Publish dateMonday 6 February 2023 - 16:01
Story Code : 265031
The Islamic Emirate demanded the immediate release of Afghan assets
The Islamic Emirate, in response to the extension of Joe Biden's order regarding the freezing of Afghan assets, says that seven billion dollars of the country's foreign exchange reserves, which have been frozen by the United States, belong to the people of Afghanistan and must be released.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: The Islamic Emirate asks Washington not to politicize the issue of Afghan assets and to release them as soon as possible.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, told TOLO News: The foreign exchange reserves or the property of the Afghan people, which was usurped by the US, is the property of the Afghan people, and there should be no political confrontation with it. let them go and do not waste the trust of the people of Afghanistan. In this case, it is not reasonable to ask for an extension or other requests, and it is better for the authorities to take action.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Finance relates the economic crisis in the country to the freezing of Afghan assets.
Ahmad Wali Haqmal, the spokesman of the Ministry of Finance, says that it is necessary to provide the assets of Afghanistan to the central bank in order to solve the country's economic challenges.
Mr. Haqmal told TOLOnews: Our most basic and biggest problem is the freezing of money and the high limitation of our banking system. If this money was not frozen and was available to the central bank, Afghanistan's economic situation would be much better.
Previously, the President of the United States, in a letter to the House of Representatives and the Senate of that country, has extended his order regarding the assets of Afghanistan.
Joe Biden said in this letter that he made this decision due to the widespread humanitarian crisis and the possibility of economic collapse in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce and Investment says that the freezing of Afghanistan's assets has had an adverse effect on the country's business.
On the 11th of February 2022, the President of the United States of America divided the seven billion dollars of Afghanistan's assets into two parts, allocating three decimal five billion dollars as humanitarian aid and the second part for the families of the victims of the September 11th attacks.
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