As a donor conference is scheduled to be held next week in Geneva, Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister on Monday warned that there was possibility that the international community will make no new pledges.
Speaking at the parliament ahead of confidence vote, Haneef Atmar said that the international community’s four-years civilian and military assistance will be finished in the next two months.
He said that the international community recently had offered to the Afghan government and the Taliban 10 conditions for making new pledges.
The official did not explain the conditions.
According to Atmar, the international community’s assistance was crucial for Afghanistan’s efforts to become self-reliant.
Meanwhile, Acting Finance Minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal said that with anti-corruption efforts, Afghanistan’s national revenue will reach 400 billion afghanis by 2025, which will be enough to meet ordinary budget’s need including for security sector.
On peace, Atmar said that dignified and peace is impossible in Afghanistan without the international community’s consensus and support.
He said that Afghanistan would seek UN Security Council’s guarantee if it reaches a peace deal with the Taliban.
He also said that counter-terrorism efforts will continue in Afghanistan even if a peace deal is reached as one in five militants fighting the Afghan government is foreigner.
Atmar also said that Afghanistan won’t accept control of its our policy by its neighbors.