Afghan ambassador to China resigns due to lack of pay

Afghan ambassador to China resigns due to lack of pay

He has not been paid since the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan in August, he told Reuters in a Twitter post.

In a letter to officials on January 1, which was also posted on Twitter, Qaym said that many diplomats at his embassy have already left their jobs and that Kabul has not sent them any salary since August.

“There are a lot of personal and professional reasons, but I don’t want to mention them here,” he said.

China, which has a short border with Afghanistan, has sent humanitarian aid to the country since the Taliban came to power in August.

Kayem said in his letter that a new person had been appointed to the embassy; His name is just ‘Mr. He has mentioned ‘Saadat’.

The Afghan Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment by Reuters.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a daily briefing on Tuesday that Kayem had left China; However, he did not tell anything about when and where he went.

No country in the world, including China, has so far recognized the new Taliban government in Afghanistan. The country’s public economy has been crippled by the harsh sanctions imposed on them.

Hundreds of Afghan diplomats abroad have been stirred since the Taliban came to power, many of whom are desperate to return home with their families and seek asylum abroad.

Qayam said in the letter that as of January 1, the embassy had one million dollars in one bank account and some more money in the other. He said in the letter that the keys of five vehicles of the embassy were kept in the office and two vehicles had to be cancelled.

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“I have paid the salaries of all the local employees by January 20, 2022. Their work is over,” he said.

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