US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order on Afghan assets.
According to the news agency, under the executive order, a frozen amount of 7 billion will be released to Afghanistan. The money must be transferred to the consolidated account under the order.
In this regard, the White House says that 3.5 billion assets will be used for humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.
The White House added that a trust fund would be set up in the coming months to help the Afghan people.
The remaining 3.5 billion will remain in the United States, according to US officials. The money will be used to fund the ongoing litigation of the victims of the 9/11 attacks.
US officials added that the plan aims to benefit the Afghan people. According to officials, plans for frozen Afghan funds were discussed with allies and partners.
U.S. officials say the majority of the frozen Afghan assets are aid money provided by the United States and other donors.