OREANDA-NEWS  The United Nations is calling on the Taliban to keep their "promises" including pledges to amnesty of former government officials in Afghanistan, open up to women and allow girls to stay in school. 

“The “Taliban” movement has made a number of statements that seem encouraging at first glance”, - UN Human Rights Office spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva. 

Colville says the Taliban's promises "must be kept". 

“It is clear that given their past history, these statements were met with some skepticism”, - Colville adds. "However, promises have been made, and the question of whether they will be kept or broken will be scrutinized".

Earlier, the media reported that the Taliban bribed the Afghan military and officials for more than a year. The Taliban offered money in exchange for government forces to hand over their weapons to the militants.