Sinirlioglu meets with two acting ministers in Kabul

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Special Coordinator and Independent Assessor of the UN, Feridun Hadi Sinirlioglu, met with two acting ministers of the Islamic Emirate separately, discussing the current situation of Afghanistan including security and international sanctions.
According to a statement of the Ministry of Interior (MoI), in his meeting with acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, Sinirlioglu said that the international community wants good relations with Afghanistan.
There should be coordination between Afghanistan and the world in the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism, the statement quoted Sirajuddin as saying, adding that he said human rights are the fundamental rights of all people, and that the concerns of the United Nations should be taken into account.
According to the statement, Haqqani said that the world’s interaction with Afghanistan is under the “shadow of the last 20 years of occupation, and in a way, it is the continuation of the politics of that era, which we do not consider useful.” Haqqani said the “Daesh fighters do not exist openly in Afghanistan, they may have limited, hidden intellectual supporters, which is not a cause for concern, but by mentioning this phenomenon too much it is preaching about it, and should be avoided.”
On the other hand, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesman, Abdul Qahar Balkhi, said that the acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi welcomed Sinirlioglu and his team and said that “in the past years, the problem is that foreign reporters cannot understand the sensitivities of our country, but now there is hope based on your extensive experience, you will be able to bring the Afghan government and the international community closer” by reflecting the achievements of the interim government and “demands of our people.”
According to Balkhi, Sinirlioglu said that the international community is eager to improve engagement with the Islamic Emirate as the “war has ended, peace and stability have returned, corruption has ended, and important achievements have been made, especially in the field of security.”
Muttaqi meanwhile vowed that “Islamic rights” of women are ensured and a good environment has been provided for the implementation of projects.
“Afghans have only seen collective punishment, sanctions, demands and condemnations from foreigners instead of the fulfilment of their own obligations,” Muttaqi said as quoted by Balkhi.