Afghanistan News: Amir Khan Muttaki, the foreign minister of the caretaker government of the Taliban, met China’s ambassador to Kabul, Wang Yu, on Tuesday. During this, the assurance of continuous help was given from China. According to Tulu News, Taliban spokesman Naeem tweeted that China has promised humanitarian assistance of $ 15 million (150 million) as humanitarian aid. Along with this, China has also assured continuous help for Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, China on Monday called on the US and the international community to take “proactive steps” to provide aid to war-torn Afghanistan, which can help ease the country’s economic crisis. At the same time, China also asked the Taliban to live up to its commitment not to allow terrorists to use Afghan soil.
The Taliban government’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Mutaqi met with the Chinese envoy to Kabul, Wang Yu, on Tuesday, Taliban spox Mohammad Naeem tweeted, saying China has pledged $15 million worth of humanitarian aid and continued support for Afghanistan.#TOLOnews pic.twitter.com/bcSlVE9yOu
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US appeals to the world for aid to Afghanistan
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a press briefing on Monday, “The Afghan Taliban must live up to its commitment and sincerely abstain from all terrorist forces and take effective measures to crack down on them.” He said, “Terrorism remains a common threat to the international community. China stands ready to work with other countries to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a terrorist hub and safe haven, and jointly protect regional peace and stability.
Asked to respond to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ appeal for aid to Afghanistan to prevent economic slowdown, Zhao said China has committed to provide 200 million yuan (about 31 million USD) to the war-torn country. Which includes food, winter clothes and medicines.
He said that the international community should provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. On September 8, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced at a conference on Afghanistan’s neighbors organized by Pakistan that China would provide 31 million USD in aid to the war-ravaged country.
“When the security situation matures, China will help Afghanistan build projects and support the country’s peace, reconstruction and development,” Zhao said. Its friendly policy is for the entire Afghan people. It is also a symbol of the Chinese culture of mutual assistance, especially in difficult times.