The Taliban delegation met with Chinese language Overseas Minister Wang Yi. (Archive)
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China advised a visiting Taliban delegation on Wednesday that it hoped the rebel group would play an essential position in ending the struggle in Afghanistan and rebuilding the nation, China’s international ministry stated.
9 representatives of the Taliban met with Overseas Minister Wang Yi within the northern Chinese language metropolis of Tianjin on a two-day go to throughout which the peace course of and safety points have been mentioned, a Taliban spokesman stated.
Wang stated the Taliban are anticipated to “play an essential position within the technique of peaceable reconciliation and reconstruction in Afghanistan,” based on a studying of the Overseas Ministry assembly.
He additionally stated he hoped the Taliban would crack down on the East Turkestan Islamic Motion because it was a “direct menace to China’s nationwide safety,” based on the studying, referring to a gaggle that China says is energetic within the area. from Xinjiang within the far nation of China. West.
The go to is prone to additional cement the rebel group’s recognition on the worldwide stage at a delicate time, whilst violence escalates in Afghanistan. The militants have a political workplace in Qatar the place peace talks are happening and this month they despatched representatives to Iran, the place they met with a delegation from the Afghan authorities.
“The politics, financial system and safety problems with each international locations and the present state of affairs in Afghanistan and the peace course of have been mentioned within the conferences,” Taliban spokesman Mohammed Naeem tweeted concerning the go to to China.
Naeem added that the group, led by Taliban negotiator and vice chairman Mullah Baradar Akhund, was additionally assembly with China’s particular envoy for Afghanistan and that the journey was made after an invite from the Chinese language authorities.
Safety in Afghanistan, with which China shares a border, has deteriorated quickly as the US withdraws its troops in September. The Taliban have launched a sequence of offensives, seizing districts and border crossings throughout the nation, whereas peace talks within the Qatari capital have didn’t make substantial progress.
“(The) delegation assured China that they won’t enable anybody to make use of Afghan soil in opposition to China,” Naeem stated. “China additionally reiterated its dedication to proceed its help to the Afghans and stated that they won’t intrude within the issues in Afghanistan, however that they may assist resolve the issues and restore peace within the nation.”
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