Acting Taliban PM Calls On World For Official Recognition

By i24
Posted on 01/19/22 | News Source: i24

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The Taliban’s acting premier, Mullah Hasan Akhund, urged the world on Tuesday to grant official recognition to the militant group’s government in Afghanistan and ease funding to the state.

“I ask all governments, especially Islamic countries, that they should start recognition,” Akhund announced during a news conference attended by a number of United Nations officials in Kabul.

During the meeting, Akhund and other senior faction members called for the release of Afghanistan’s overseas assets which were frozen by Washington and other world powers after the Taliban claimed power.

“Short-term aid is not the solution; we must try to find a way to solve problems fundamentally,” Akhund stressed, arguing that the freeze threw Afghanistan into a period of economic crisis.