Chinese President: China Respects Afghanistan’s Sovereignty and Independence

Kabul – Xi Jinping, the president of China has stated during the meeting of foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighbors that China has always respected Afghanistan’s sovereignty and independence. Mr. Xi Jinping has further stated that China is committed to supporting long-lasting peace and sustainable development in Afghanistan.

“A peaceful, stable, developed, and prosperous Afghanistan is the hope of the people of Afghanistan that could serve the common interests of the countries of the region and the international community,” said Mr. Xi Jinping.

However, the Chinese president made no reference to the Taliban’s decision over the closure of girls’ schools and human rights abuses in Afghanistan.

The third meeting of foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighboring countries has been held in China and Amir Khan Muttaqi participated on behalf of the Taliban.