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Weekend Reads Resignation of Afghanistan Ambassador to China After six months without money from Kabul

12:30  11 january  2022
12:30  11 january  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

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Afghanistan 's ambassador to China left a colourful resignation note for his post-Taliban takeover successor on Monday -- revealing that staff had not been. Javid Ahmad Qaem took to Twitter to detail how he had to scrape cash from the embassy’s bank account to pay staff after the Taliban seized Afghanistan last August. “Since we did not receive salaries from Kabul for the last six months , we assigned a committee from within the diplomats to solve the financial issues,” Qaem wrote in a letter to Afghanistan ’s foreign ministry dated January 1 but posted to social media on Monday.

BEIJING: Afghanistan 's ambassador to China left a colourful resignation note for his post-Taliban takeover successor on Monday -- revealing that staff had not been paid for months and that a lone receptionist had been left to answer phones. Javid Ahmad Qaem took to Twitter to detail how he had Many of Afghanistan 's embassies are in diplomatic limbo, run by staff still loyal to the Western-backed government toppled by the Taliban. Several Afghan diplomats have abandoned their Beijing postings since the fall of Kabul , Qaem wrote, calling his resignation "the end to an honourable responsibility"

L'ambassade d'Afghanistan à Pékin le 20 août 2021. © - Mark Schiefelbein The Afghanistan Embassy in Beijing on August 20, 2021.

Ambassador of Afghanistan in China resigned . Javid Ahmad Qaem makes him know in a long letter that he has restated on his Twitter account Monday, January 10th. For six months, Afghan representation in the Chinese capital has received, he says, no bottom of Kabul allowing to pay the salaries of diplomats.

with our correspondent in Beijing, Stéphane Lagarde

When the next AFGhanistan ambassador will take his position in Beijing, he will find an embassy in order, but emptied with all his staff. In his letter in nine points addressed to the Afghan Foreign Affairs Department, dated January 1st and whose copy has appeared since yesterday on his official Twitter account, Javid Ahmad Qaem evokes a situation more than delicate.

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Afghanistan 's ambassador to China left a colourful resignation note for his post-Taliban takeover successor on Monday -- revealing that staff had not been paid for months and that a lone receptionist had been left to answer phones. Javid Ahmad Qaem took to Twitter to detail how he had to scrape cash from the embassy's bank account to pay staff after the Taliban seized Afghanistan last August. "Since we did not receive salaries from Kabul for the last six months , we assigned a committee from within the diplomats to solve the financial issues," Qaem wrote in a letter to Afghanistan 's foreign ministry

Afghanistan ’s ambassador to China left a colourful resignation note for his post-Taliban takeover successor on Monday — revealing that staff had not been paid for months and that a lone receptionist had been left to answer phones. Javid Ahmad Qaem took to Twitter to detail how he had to scrape cash from the embassy’s bank account to pay staff after the Taliban seized Afghanistan last August. “Since we did not receive salaries from Kabul for the last six months , we assigned a committee from within the diplomats to solve the financial issues,” Qaem wrote in a letter to Afghanistan ’s foreign ministry

After the 15th of August and the change of power in Kabul, the diplomats appointed by the Islamic Republic did not wish to remain, writing, many have already left China.

Many embassies in the same situation

because since the start of the school year, the embassy has not received a single Afghani. It was necessary to create a commission for financial matters. It was also necessary to draw on the bank account of the representation to pay "lump sums as assistance" to those who remained and pay the salaries of the Chinese staff. According to the former ambassador, it would remain today a little less than 90,000 euros in the crates.

The five diplomatic cars are parked in the yard. Seals have been affixed to the doors. A situation reminiscent of that of other Afghan embassies in the world , where a core of diplomats continued to work without pay after the change of regime.

The Twitter account of Javid Ahmad Qaem shows that until recent weeks, he continued to hold his duties: conference before Tsinghua University students in Beijing, sends a donation of a million doses of Chinese vaccines and 1.6 million syringes to Kabul, before this selfie under the Tricolor Afghan flag on December 31, and before returning to the Qatar Embassy.

Runoffs of misery: how the asset gel Night at all Afghans .
© AFP E Nrepreneur Afghan, Shoaib Barak barely to pay his employees and suppliers who, in turn, can not pay their bills: a terrible Mechanics caused by the freezing of Afghan assets abroad, which paralyzes the country's banking system. "I feel really shameful", entrusts the one who, mainly through his construction company, recently employed 200 people across the country. "For me, for every Afghan, it's really disgusting. I do not even have the ability to pay my team." has the arrival of the Tal

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