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Displaced Afghan men stand waiting to receive cash aid for displaced people in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 28, 2022. Image Credit: Reuters

A US delegation discussed with Taliban officials efforts to enable the release of billions of dollars from Afghan central bank reserves, the State Department said on Thursday.

The meeting, involving Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West and Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson, took place on Wednesday, the State Department said in a release.