Afghanistan’s frozen assets belong to Afghan people: UN￼
Assets of Afghanistan that were frozen by other countries belong to the Afghan people and should be used for their benefit, said a UN spokesman.
“We believe that Afghan assets belong to the Afghan people, and they should be spent in a transparent way that benefits the Afghan people,” Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said.
Mr Dujarric said efforts must be made to return the assets frozen by other countries to the Afghan people.
“It is critical that all such funds need to be handled in a transparent and accountable way, respecting international sanctions and need to ensure no money is used for illicit purposes,” he added.
U.S. President Joe Biden froze more than $9 billion of Afghan assets in 2021 after the Taliban took over.
In February, Mr Biden signed an executive order to free $7 billion out of the money and split between humanitarian aid for Afghanistan and a fund for victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States.
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