Taliban vow to distribute humanitarian aid in Afghanistan
Kabul, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Afghanistan´s Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Motaqi on Tuesday thanked the international community for its over $1 billion humanitarian aid promised and said it would be distributed transparently among those in need.
Mr. Motaqi said in his first press conference that his country's central bank - Afghanistan Bank - will deliver the humanitarian aid to the Afghan people, the Khaama Press news agency reported.
The international community pledged more than $1 billion in humanitarian aid to the Afghan people on Monday, September 13, and recognized that the Taliban must ensure that all men, women and children be assisted.
Motaqi urged the United States to release Afghanistan's foreign exchange reserves and remove the names of Taliban leaders from its black list, as the Doha Agreement, agreed to the US military withdrawal and the guarantee of radicals not to allow terrorists operating from Afghan soil, is being violated.
The Mujahideen conquered Kabul on August 15, after a swift military offensive that encountered little or no resistance as it passed through some twenty cities, while the United States and NATO pulled their troops out of Afghanistan after 20 years of occupation.
The Taliban control a more impoverished nation, with 11 million refugees, 5 million internally displaced and most of the population on the brink of famine.
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