US News China asks the World Bank and the IMF to help Afghanistan
the United States absent from Afghanistan talks in Moscow
© Tom Brenner / Pool / AFP L ES United States announced Monday, October 18 that they would not participate in the talks on the Afghanistan planned Tuesday in Moscow and to which the Russia should be taken on the China and the Pakistan . "We will be happy to participate in this forum in the future, but we can not take part this week," said the spokesman for the American diplomacy, Ned Price. These meetings "have been effective in the past.
Afghanistan-Conflict-China: China asks the World Bank and the IMF to help Afghanistan
Beijing (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Wednesday World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to resume the payment of support Financial in Afghanistan so that the country can start reconstruction.
Taliban's power outlet in August resulted in the billions of dollars of central bank assets and the suspension of access to funds by international financial institutions, although humanitarian aid continues.
Afghanistan's economy before the Abyss
Afghanistan's economy shrinks by up to 30 percent this year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). That's all the more dramatic, because the country is already working at an extremely low level. © Copyright Andrew Harnik / AP Photo After the Taliban's power of power, all non-humanitarian aid for Afghanistan has been stopped, foreign assets have been largely frozen IMF warns of a serious budgetary and balance of payments of the Afghan economy dependent on help.
Afghan banks are short of silver, civil servants have not been paid and food prices are skyrocketing. The IMF declared Tuesday that the Afghan economy was going to contract up to 30% this year, which could feed a refugee crisis.
"Afghanistan needs a renewal on all fronts, and development is the absolute priority," said Wang Yi, addressing Foreign Ministers from neighboring countries of Afghanistan.
He renewed his appeal in the United States and other Western countries to raise unilateral sanctions against Afghanistan and the World Health Organization to provide more vaccines and medical supplies. To help Afghanistan fight COVID-19.
China stated that it would send $ 30 million (25.8 million euros) of emergency humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
China has always called on the international community to engage with the Taliban, rather than isolate them.
"My general impression is that the Taliban are eager to dialogue and cooperate with the outside, and they are serious about it," said Wang Yi.
(Reportage Yew Mon Tian; French Version Camille Raynaud)
Afghanistan: foreign currencies banned by the Taliban .
© Reuters - Jorge Silva An Afghan uses a smartphone to exchange money in Kabul, October 7, 2021. In the capital, the exchanges are done in US dollars, and Near the Pakistani border, Pakistani Rupee is used daily. In Afghanistan, foreign currencies were banned by the Taliban. It will now be forbidden to use the dollar or euro in the country, whose economy is already almost bankrupt.