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Taliban Terms CPEC As ‘Useful’, Might Draw Backlash From India

On Monday, the representatives from the Taliban and China interacted in Kabul to discuss their bilateral issues.

The formers’ political official, Abdul Salam Hanifi, and Wang Yu, Chinese Ambassador to Kabul, had talks on cooperation from both sides.

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid, made the expectations quite clear. He expressed hope for support from China in many fields like economy, trade, infrastructure, and natural gas.

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On the same notes, Wang Yu reaffirmed its stance on continued humanitarian aid to the nation in crises.

Wang Wenbin, Chinese Foreign ministry spokesperson, secured Afghanistan of Beijing’s support to an “open, inclusive and broadly representative government”.

“China’s position on the Afghan issue is clear and consistent. We have always respected Afghanistan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity,”  he said.

Expecting Kabul to counter terrorism, the Foreign ministry spokesperson declared, “We always support Afghanistan in forming an open, inclusive and broadly representative government which follows moderate and prudent domestic and foreign policies and resolutely combat terrorist forces in all forms”.

Stretching out its support for CPEC, the militant groups’ spokesperson Mujahid said, “CPEC is a useful project and we look forward to implementing Afghanistan’s part of the project”.

China–Pakistan Economic Corridor ( CPEC)  is a collection of infrastructure projects that are under construction throughout Pakistan since 2013. Its value reached $62 billion as of 2020.

This statement of the Taliban will help China to strengthen its’ stand in world. Also, China regards the Taliban as a political force that cannot be ignored.

I'm, pursuing Political Science Honors from the University of Delhi. Although I write on diverse issues, my special interest lies in geopolitics and international relations. As an author, I try to convey the events with clarity and make them easy to grasp for the readers.


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