CHINA China expects open, inclusive, broadly representative power structure in Afghanistan: FM

CHINA

China expects open, inclusive, broadly representative power structure in Afghanistan: FM

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21:10, August 18, 2021

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China expects an open, inclusive and broadly representative power structure in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks in response to the current situation in Afghanistan at a regular press briefing.

“China expects the Taliban and various factions in Afghanistan to establish an open and inclusive power structure through dialogue and consultation, implement moderate domestic and foreign policies, and earnestly protect the security of foreign institutions and personnel in Afghanistan,” Zhao said.

Stranded Afghan nationals arrive to return back to Afghanistan at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Chaman on August 16, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

China also expected the Taliban to firmly crack down on all terrorist forces including the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and fulfill its commitment of not allowing any force to use Afghan territory to threaten the security of its neighbors, he said.

“As a friendly neighbor and sincere friend of Afghanistan, China has always pursued a friendly policy for all the Afghan people,” Zhao said. “China will continue to support Afghanistan's peaceful reconstruction and provide assistance to its economic and social development.”

(Compiled by He Jieqiong)

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