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Afghan gov't appoints new acting finance minister

31 May 2023, 17:30 GMT+10

KABUL, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Mohammad Nasir Akhund has been appointed acting Finance Minister of the Afghan interim government, according to Afghanistan's news broadcaster TOLOnews Wednesday.

"Based on the decree of the Islamic Emirate Supreme Leader, Mohammad Nasir Akhund has been appointed acting Minister of Finance," the Taliban government's spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on his Twitter page.

According to the source, Nasir Akhund has expertise in finance and is expected to bring a positive change to the country's financial system.

Before this, Akhund was the deputy finance minister for the revenue and customs.

Hedayatullah Badri, who had been Afghanistan's finance minister for almost two years, has now been appointed as the governor of Da Afghanistan Bank, the country's central bank.

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