Today, Thursday, a Taliban spokesman called on the international community to recognize the movement’s government and called for the lifting of the freeze on Afghanistan’s assets.
These statements come after the International Monetary Fund announced in previously to be deeply concerned about the economic situation in Afghanistan, warning of a looming humanitarian crisis the country faces after the Taliban took power last month.
Fund spokesman Jerry Rice said International Monetary Fund contacts with Afghanistan are still on hold, meaning any Fund funding is suspended.
He also added that the goal for now should be to help the Afghan people by allowing remittances to flow and by providing assistance to countries hosting Afghan refugees.
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