Sanctions Are Making It Difficult For Afghanistan To Pay Its Energy Debts

Afghanistan has settled its multimillion-dollar outstanding debts owed to Uzbekistan for electric power supplies, the Uzbek Energy Ministry has announced. The Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, or DABS, power company has fully settled what it owed Uzbekistan for the 2,151.3 kilowatt hours of electricity supplied in 2021, the ministry reported on August 1. DABS is also paying on time for this year’s supplies, it said. The Energy Ministry did not specify the size of the debt that had been owed. However, in May the Afghan government said it owed…