By Asia Free Press (AFP)
DOHA (AFP) – Afghan government top diplomat on Saturday urged the United States to stop its destabilisation tactics of its country and resolve all issues through dialogue.
In a audio message, Afghan foreign minister Amir Khan Mutaqqi said he along with his delegation met with US officials in Doha, Qatar and discussed the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.
“Today we met with US officials here and our discussion [with US officials] will continue for two days,” Afghan top diplomat said.
Explaining his engagement with US, he said for the first time a true Afghan government leaders delegation representing their country to talk with US on bilateral issues.
“US need to respect our sovereignty and follow Doha agreement with its true spirit,” he said.
The Afghan delegation arrived on Saturday in Doha to meet Washington officials for the first time since Taliban takeover Kabul on August 15 and US troops left the country on August 31.
The delegation will also hold meetings with several European countries officials in Doha to discuss the ongoing situation in Afghanistan and resolve their grievances regarding human rights and women education in Afghanistan.
Taliban government already ordered the women employees of the different departments to resume their duties, however still many of them reluctant to join because of the country economic situation.
Most of employees didn’t received their salaries from last three months as currently the US has frozen Afghan government billion dollars and the country facing cash problems.
“We clearly told them [US] that destabilisation of Afghanistan or our new government would not help anyone, if anyone is trying to destabilise Afghanistan, it would not benefit them,” Muttaqi said he told the US officials.
“We want good relations with all countries to establish good ties with them,” he added.
Afghanistan top diplomat said that his country currently facing economic issues and he urged the US to help Afghan people.
Following Taliban swept takeover of Kabul on August 15, the US government were frozen its over $9.5 billion dollars that pushed Afghanistan into economic crises.
China, Russia, Pakistan, Qatar and many other countries repeatedly urged Washington to unfreeze Afghan government assets as US actions could caused humanitarian crises in the war-torn country.
However, despite these demands, Washington so far has not released the Afghan government assets.
Last week, Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that such tactics to pressurising their government would not work.
However, Muttaqi said that US officials on Saturday assured them to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan and resolve all issues through dialogue.
“We need help from international community to resolve our economic issues, public problems and provide humanitarian assistance to our people and the world should help us,” he said.
He assured that new government will fulfil its commitment that Afghanistan soil will not be used against any country and no militant organisation will allow to use its soil against anyone.
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