Kabul – During the Antalya’s Summit being in Turkey since March 11, Taliban’s Acting Foreign Minister has said to Turkish Media that the interaction of the countries’ representatives has been respectful with Taliban’s delegation. Though Taliban’s Interim Government is not officially recognized, we are treated as a recognized government.
Referring to the frozen assets by the United States, Muttaqi has emphasized that no country has the right to freeze Afghanistan’s assets. Billions of dollars frozen by the U.S. government is Afghan people’s asset. Freezing out reserves solve nothing but add questions to the diplomatic ties of Taliban with the U.S. government.
He further added that we are following a very economic approach and our government’s long-term strategic move is to have very friendly and diplomatic relations with the world. I hope the world and particularly, the United States understands this and does not use our weak points as their leverages against our government.
In addition, the Acting Minister further declared that Taliban has reached a measurable point in agreement with Turkey and Qatar regarding the management and security of Kabul International Airport, but there are still some points that need to be discussed and agreed on.
On another note, he stated that Turkmenistan is ready to resume TAPI’s work and Taliban authorities are committed to providing any support needed by the partners of the TAPI project.
On the other hand, due to legitimacy issues with Taliban’s interim government, the Asian Development Bank has stopped funding the respective project.
Source: Hasht-e Subh Daily