Beijing In Contact With Afghan Taliban Amid Situation

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File Photo: Taliban delegation meets Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi

Chinese foreign spokesperson Hua Chunying on Monday said China was in touch with the Taliban and other political forces over the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.

Hue said “based on full respect for the state sovereignty of Afghanistan, the will of various groups and political factions of the country, China maintains contacts, interaction with the Afghan Taliban.

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“China plays a constructive role in promoting a political settlement of the Afghan issue.”

The spokesperson also pointed out that the Taliban had repeatedly voiced their intention to develop good ties with China.

It includes preventing any forces from using the country’s territory to affect Beijing’s affairs, as well as hope for China’s participation in the reconstruction of war-ravaged Afghanistan.

In addition, Hua expressed hope that the Islamist movement would unite with the rest of the parties and groups representing ethnic minorities in Afghanistan.

This was to create an inclusive political structure meant to become the foundation for achieving lasting peace in the country.

On Sunday, following the seizure of much northern, western and southern Afghanistan, the Taliban took over the Afghan capital of Kabul.

President Ashraf Ghani resigned and left the country to prevent what he described as militants overrunning the city.

Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem declared the end of the two-decade-long war in Afghanistan.

The Taliban is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and many other nations.

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