The Europe, US and partners have concluded that humanitarian aid alone cannot solve the economic problems in Afghanistan, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said, while citing the EU special envoy for Afghanistan, who also said that “there remains a need for development work."
MoFA said that the Islamic Emirate has gained many achievements over the last year, but the Eestern countries have overlooked them and not responded positively.
“The Daesh and several other similar groups has been defeated in Afghanistan and lost the ability to attack and resist, and, therefore, they now attack the innocent people,” said Hafiz Ahmad Zia Takal, deputy spokesman for MoFA.
Some military veterans urged the Islamic Emirate to prevent terrorist groups from posing security threats to Afghanistan and regional countries.
“The security forces should admit their weakness and create an intimidating environment. In fact, instead of being harsh, we need to defeat Dash in coordination with the people,” said Torek Farhadi, a political analyst.
“The presence and activities of the groups which are named as terrorist groups by the international community are similar to a poison in Afghanistan,” said Asadullah Nadim, a military veteran.
The Ministry of Economy said that humanitarian aid cannot help to alleviate the economic problems in the country.
“To overcome the economic challenges, the humanitarian aid alone is not enough but there should be support for Afghanistan’s infrastructure and big projects; then both the poverty will be rooted out and jobs will be created,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, Deputy Minister of Economy.
Development aid to Afghanistan was been suspended since the fall of the former government, which also had a negative impact on the country’s GDP.