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US envoy vows to solve Afghanistan banking issues

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KABUL: US special envoy for Afghanistan, Thomas West, pledged on Sunday to help resolve the banking problems in Afghanistan in a meeting with the Afghan Traders’ Council in the UAE.

Obaidullah Sadarkhail, head of the council explained the problems faced by Afghan traders to the US envoy West. He said that Afghan traders are currently facing troubles in their business due to banking issues.

“They have clearly pledged that they don’t sanction those traders who are carrying out food, fuel and medicine businesses and that they will work to solve the banking problems,” he said.

The council also raised the issue of Afghan frozen assets in the US and called for Washington to release the Afghan assets.

Taliban’s foreign ministry has also called the international community to lift sanctions on Afghanistan. Ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi in an interview with UK media asked the world to “give the Afghans the most basic right which is the right to life, and to do this by lifting the sanctions and unfreezing our assets.

Meanwhile, the Afghan Traders Council in UAE urged the Taliban to remain committed to its agreement in Doha.

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