Taliban ask UN's collaboration in lifting sanctions
Kabul, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Afghanistan on Thursday asked the United Nations for help in recognition of Government, removing names of the Taliban leaders from the blacklist and lifting sanctions imposed by the international community.
Acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani met in Kabul with UN Undersecretary-General for Safety and Security Gilles Michaud and Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan Deborah Lyons, The Khaama Press news agency informed.
In turn, Taliban's spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a series of tweets that Haqqani asked the UN to be pragmatic in lifting sanctions against the Taliban.
Haqqani has told the UN representatives that the Taliban want engagement with the international community and added that an atmosphere of trust is needed to release frozen Afghan assets by the United States and the implementation of the Doha Agreement.
The representatives of the international organization have assured Haqqani that they will work for lifting sanctions and added that the humanitarian aid will be strengthened to Afghanistan.
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