An official of the Afghan Trust Fund in Switzerland, Shah Mohammad Mehrabi, told TOLOnews that the fund has earned $135 million dollars so far. Mehrabi said he considers the purpose of the trust fund to be the return of assets to increase investment in the country.
“In September of 2022, a significant development unfolded when President Biden introduced the establishment of a fresh foundation, this foundation was interested with the management of half of the immobilized reserves amounting to $3.5 billion, earmarked for the betterment of the Afghan populace," Mehrabi said.
Meanwhile, the Chamber of the Industry and Commerce said that for the progress of trade in the country, it is necessary to release the frozen assets of Afghanistan.
“About 2.2 billion dollars is related to the private sector of Afghanistan…” said Sherbaz Kaminzada, head of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
The Ministry of Economy once again called on the United States of America to release all the assets of the country unconditionally.
“It is the legitimate property of the people of Afghanistan, it should be released unconditionally and be given to the people of Afghanistan,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, deputy of the Ministry of Economy.
More than nine billion dollars of Afghanistan's assets in foreign banks were frozen after the Islamic Emirate takeover.