After the Taliban captured Kabul and extended rule over most of Afghanistan, China has become worried, because Muslims in Xinjiang are being subjected to atrocities by the Chinese government.
Kabul: After the Taliban captured Kabul and extended rule over most of Afghanistan, China has become worried, because Muslims in Xinjiang are being subjected to atrocities by the Chinese government.
In such a situation, China bowed to the Taliban and assured them that the Chinese government respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Afghanistan and will not interfere in internal Afghan affairs.
In a meeting with the Taliban's acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaki in Kabul on Tuesday, Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu said China hopes a "comprehensive and inclusive" political framework is being established in Afghanistan.
The assurance from China comes on the same day China said it would donate three million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the first batch to Afghanistan and more emergency supplies would follow.
The COVID-19 vaccines being sent to Afghanistan will be part of $31 million worth of food, winter-season supplies, vaccines and medicine that China promised to the Taliban government in Kabul earlier this month.
In Kabul, Wang Yi told Amir Khan Muttaki, "China respects Afghanistan's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, will not interfere in Afghanistan's internal affairs and supports the Afghan people to freely choose a development path."
This was the second high-level China-Afghanistan meeting in Kabul since the Taliban came to power by driving out the Afghan government last month. In late August, Abdul Salam Hanafi, the deputy head of Taliban polity, met Chinese ambassador Wang Yu in Kabul.