Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan asked the UN to help them in recognition of their government, removing names of the Taliban leaders from the black list, and lifting all other sanctions imposed by the international community.

The acting interior minister of the IEA Sarajudin Haqqani met under the secretary-General of UN Gilles Michaud and secretary-General’s special representative for Afghanistan Deborah Lyons on Wednesday, September 15 in Kabul.

Spokesperson of the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid in a series of tweets said that   Sarajudin Haqqani asked the UN to be pragmatic in lifting sanctions from the Taliban

As per Mujahid, Haqqani has told the UN representatives that the Taliban want engagement with the international community and added that an atmosphere of trust is needed in this regard which is releasing the frozen asset of Afghanistan by the US and implementation of the Doha agreement.

“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is committed to the implementation of the Doha agreement and wants the international community to do so.” Reads a tweet.

The UN representatives have also assured Haqqani of working for lifting the sanctions and added that humanitarian aids will be further strengthened to Afghanistan.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.