During a meeting with Abdul Ghani Baradar (appointed Vice-President of the ad-hoc Cabinet of Afghanistan by the radical Taliban) in Doha, Qatar, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the U.S. and Western countries to lift the sanctions imposed against Afghanistan, TASS reports.
“China attaches great importance to the humanitarian hardships that Afghanistan is currently facing, and calls on the U.S. and Western countries to lift the sanctions,” the website of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports. The minister stated that all the parties need to cooperate reasonably and pragmatically with the Taliban of Afghanistan to help Afghanistan move on the path to favorable development.
According to him, China has never interfered in the domestic affairs of Afghanistan and has never sought to have personal interest and an influence zone. He added that China supports the Afghan people’s efforts for stabilization and reconstruction.
The Chinese foreign minister also voiced hope that the Taliban will be open and in solidarity with all the fractions and ethnic groups in the country for the sake of peaceful recovery, protection of the lawful rights and interests of women and children and will stay true to the friendly-neighborly policy and help build a modern country.