'US has no specified schedule to recognise Taliban govt'

Washington, Jan 23 (IANS): The US has no specified schedule to recognise the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan, said Thomas West, Washington's special representative for Kabul.

He also emphasized that normalisation of relations between the Islamic Emirate and the world depends on the Taliban's behaviour.

West made the remarks while speaking to BBC Pashto.

The top diplomat said that normalisation of ties between the US and the Taliban does not seem easy and that Washington has outlined preconditions in this regard, Khaama Press reported.

Respect for human and women's rights, freedom of speech, education of women, and formalisation of the rights of minorities in Afghanistan are preconditions of the US to the Taliban.

The special representative said that the US will pay the salaries of Afghan teachers in collaboration with the International Society in case the Taliban reopen schools.

Regarding the frozen assets of Afghanistan, West said that a part of the money will be released for humanitarian purposes in Afghanistan but reiterated that it will not be given to the Taliban.

Afghanistan's over $9.5 billion funds has been frozen by the US since the country fell to the Taliban in August last year.

Taliban officials meanwhile, have said they want good relations with the world while claiming to have fulfilled the promises made to the world for recognition.

"The Islamic Emirate has hopes from the international community which have several aspects, particularly that the US, European Union and other organisations take a position that is understandable and engage in a new phase of engagement in Afghanistan," said Taliban spokesman Inamullah Samangani.



Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: 'US has no specified schedule to recognise Taliban govt'

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.