The Taliban thanks America for $64million as part of $1.2BILLION international aid package but says the US should ‘have a heart’ as it pleads for more
- Acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said money would be spent wisely
- He asked the US to show appreciation to the Taliban for the troop withdrawal
- Washington donated $64million with China and Pakistan also pledging aid
Amir Khan Muttaqi, the regime’s acting foreign minister, told a press conference the hardline Islamist group would spend donor money wisely and use it to alleviate poverty.
He was speaking a day after the United Nations said a total of $1.2billion in aid had been pledged to Afghanistan, $64million of which came from the US.