Ole Andreas Lindeman, Norwegian Ambassador to Afghanistan, said that if Afghanistan’s frozen assets are freed, Afghanistan’s economy will grow. Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, in a meeting with envoys of Japan and Norway in Doha, asked the International community to take part in the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
“Muttaqi said that this is the responsibility of the whole world to help and support the new government of Afghanistan, so that we can rebuild the damage caused by the four decades of war in Afghanistan,” tweeted Zia Ahmad Takal, deputy spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry.
Meanwhile, Japan’s ambassador to Afghanistan Takashi Okada pledged $14M from Japan for Afghan agriculture and development projects in the meeting on Sunday with acring Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, Takal tweeted.
“It has its own benefits if the Taliban side has a strong agenda…,” said Aziz Marij, former diplomat.
Ole Andreas Lindeman, Norwegian Ambassador to Afghanistan, said that if Afghanistan’s frozen assets are freed, Afghanistan’s economy will grow.
“The first thing is to see if the Taliban actually changes its national and international policies or not. The second thing is that based on the demands of the Americans to make contact with the Taliban or even to recognize them, they need to show a move from their side,” said Maisam Kazemi, political analyst.
The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and his accompanying delegation met with representatives from more than ten countries during four days in Doha.—Tolo News