|COVID–19 NEWS||COVID: Over half of adolescents in Sabah given first dose of vaccine | COVID: Only 1.5 per cent of 13,104 new cases in categories 3, 4 and 5 | EMCO at two localities in Pahang from Tuesday - MKN | Transition to COVID-19 endemic phase can lift Malaysia out of the doldrums | Terengganu opens one more PKRC from today ||
KABUL, Sept 15 -- The deputy foreign minister of the Taliban's interim government in Afghanistan said Tuesday they are willing to develop strong relations with Turkey.
Speaking at his first press conference at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in the capital Kabul, Amir Khan Muttaqi said the Taliban also want to establish good relations with other countries, reported Anadolu Agency (AA).
Noting they are in contact with Turkish authorities, Muttaqi said they expect Turkey to stand by the people of Afghanistan and help with the country’s infrastructure work, especially the rebuilding of Kabul airport
Referring to a meeting in Geneva on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, Muttaqi said he appreciated the pledge of more than US$1.1 billion in donations to Afghanistan at the conference.
He emphasised that the Taliban will cooperate with donor countries and this aid will be distributed in a transparent manner.
He also called on the Asian Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank to help in Afghanistan's development. He noted that the blocking of Afghan money by the United States was an act of brutality and added that humanitarian issues should not be mixed with politics.
Muttaqi said the Taliban will increase investment opportunities in Afghanistan in order to improve the country's economic situation.
Bernama is the trusted source of reliable real-time comprehensive and accurate news for both the public and media practitioners. Our news is published at www.bernama.com ; BERNAMA TV on: Astro Channel 502, unifi TV Channel 631, MYTV Channel 121 IFLIX; and Bernama Radio broadcasting locally on FM93.9 in Klang Valley, Johor (FM107.5), Kota Kinabalu (FM107.9) and Kuching (FM100.9).
Follow us on social media :
Facebook : @bernamaofficial, @bernamatv, @bernamaradio
Twitter : @bernama.com, @BernamaTV, @bernamaradio
Instagram : @bernamaofficial, @bernamatvofficial, @bernamaradioofficial
TikTok : @bernamaofficial