The Taliban on Tuesday called on the United States to lift sanctions that block the Afghan government from accessing the country’s international stockpile, as well as sanctions against its leaders.
The request was made at the end of two days of talks between the Afghan delegation, Led by Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaki and the US delegationLed by Thomas West, US Special Representative for Afghanistan.
During the two days, the parties “discussed and exchanged views on Afghanistan’s political, economic, health and educational problems”, the Afghan Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The Taliban wants the US to end financial sanctions on Afghanistan, particularly by freeing up Afghan reserves abroad.
“Technical groups on both sides held separate meetings to move forward. Overall, the sessions were positive and both sides agreed to continue the meetings in future,” added Afghan Diplomacy.
this was it Second official meeting between Washington and Taliban envoy, after another meeting in Pakistan in early November.
Afghanistan is facing a serious economic and humanitarian crisis that has resulted in international economic sanctions, especially by the United States, to prevent Islamic leaders from entering the country after the Taliban came to power on 15 August. has risen to unprecedented levels. financial system.
These sanctions have caused huge damage to the Afghan economy., leaving the population dependent on the distribution of humanitarian aid.
Although the United States does not recognize the Taliban government, relations between the two countries have several open issues, relating to human rights and the fight against terrorism.