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Senior Chinese diplomat to satisfy Taliban interim gov’t on Qatar journey

BEIJING, Oct 25 (Reuters) – China’s overseas ministry stated on Monday that Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi will meet a delegation of the interim Afghan Taliban authorities throughout his go to to Qatar on Oct. 25-26.

The two sides will change views on the scenario in Afghanistan and matters of “common concern”, stated overseas ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin, talking at a daily information briefing in Beijing.

“As Afghanistan’s traditional friendly neighbor and partner, China has always advocated dialogue and contact to guide the positive development of the situation in Afghanistan,” he stated.

In mid-August, the Afghan authorities collapsed because the United States and allies withdrew troops after 20 years on the bottom, main the Taliban to grab energy in a lightning offensive.

The month earlier than, a Taliban delegation had met Wang Yi within the northern Chinese metropolis of Tianjin.

China has since promised help to the neighbouring nation, whereas demanding the Taliban crack down on the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a gaggle Beijing says threatens stability within the western area of Xinjiang.

Reporting by Gabriel Crossley; Writing by Ryan Woo; Editing by Giles Elgood, William Maclean

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi listens during a meeting in Manila, Philippines January 16, 2021. Francis Malasig/Pool via REUTERS

Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a Lanting Forum with the theme

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi listens during a meeting in Manila, Philippines January 16, 2021. Francis Malasig/Pool via REUTERS