Afghan envoy to China quits

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The majority of Afghanistan’s diplomatic agencies are on the brink of closure as they have run out of financial resources. …reports Asian Lite News

Afghanistan Ambassador to China Jawed Ahmad Qaim resigned from his post on Sunday.

Jawed Ahmad Qaim on Sunday in a Twitter post said that he is stepping down as Afghan ambassador to China due to his personal and professional issues, according to Khaama Press Agency.

It is the second time that an Afghan ambassador resigns from his post after the Taliban regained power in Kabul on August 15 last year.

Prior to that, Afghanistan’s permanent representative to United Nations had stepped down. The seat is now occupied by Naseer Ahmad Faiq.

The destiny of Afghanistan’s Ambassadors and diplomats has become one of the biggest controversial issues that are yet to be resolved, Khaama Press Agency reported.

The majority of Afghanistan’s diplomatic agencies are on the brink of closure as they have run out of financial resources.

Earlier, Deputy Foreign Minister of Taliban, Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanekzai had said that they are in contact with Afghan envoys in other countries and that the ministry is receiving regular reports from the embassies, as per Khaama Press Agency.

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UN urges Taliban to fulfil promises

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) High Commissioner Filippo Grandi has said that the Taliban has to fulfil some promises if they want their financial resources to be unfrozen.

The UN commissioner for refugees further said that Afghan women and girls must be allowed to attend schools, and minorities must be represented, reported Tolo News.

Meanwhile, he also told the Washington Post that it is important to maintain dialogue with the Islamic Emirate, saying that this will ensure that Afghanistan is “viable”, reported Tolo News.

“But in the end, in the end, it is important to maintain that dialogue with the Taliban, because all these systems will be temporary in nature, and how to ensure that Afghanistan is viable, is a viable country able to support its people, I think will only be achieved through dialogue between the international community and the Taliban themselves,” said Grandi.

Grandi added that he delivered the same message to the Islamic Emirate when he was visiting Kabul that the “Taliban” has to fulfil some promises if they want their financial resources to be unfrozen, reported Tolo News.

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“When I was in Kabul, and when my colleagues were there, we all told the Taliban the same message. If you want your resources to be unfrozen, if you want the country to enjoy again substantive development support by the international community, you also have to take steps in their direction. It’s–it goes both ways, but it is a dialogue. It cannot be a wall-to-wall situation, said Grandi.

Following the Taliban takeover in mid-August, the US froze nearly 10 billion dollars in Afghanistan’s assets and slapped sanctions on the Islamic Emirate.

In the meantime, the stoppage of foreign aids to Afghanistan has crippled the already fragile economic system of Afghanistan and has adversely affected the lives of millions of people. (ANI)

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