Baghdad, (NINA)- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi praised the positions put forward by the “Taliban” movement after it took control of most of Afghanistan, including the capital, Kabul.
China’s official Xinhua news agency reported today, Thursday, that Wang, in a phone call he had yesterday with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, said that the Taliban had sent “positive signals to the world”, including its pledges to guarantee the security of diplomatic missions in Kabul and announcing its readiness to establish a diplomatic mission in Kabul, and making relationships with other countries.
The Chinese Foreign Minister pointed out that the situation in Afghanistan was quickly turned upside down and future developments depended on the policies that the “Taliban” would pursue.
The Taliban’s statements about the possibility of forming a new inclusive government and its promises to put an end to drug production “set the right direction,” Wang said, adding that he expected the movement’s promises to turn into specific policies and steps on the ground.
The Chinese minister stressed that the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan provides the people of this country with an opportunity to decide their own destiny, pointing out the need for the “Taliban” to sever ties with all terrorist organizations and take steps to eliminate them on the country’s territory.
Wang warned that the way forward for restoring peace in Afghanistan would be bumpy, calling on the international community to encourage all Afghan parties to cooperate in solidarity in this regard.
In another call he had yesterday with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Wang said, commenting on the situation in Afghanistan that “the so-called democratic transition has proven to be unrealistic and has only led to serious consequences, and lessons must be taken from it.”
Source: National Iraqi News Agency