Kabul – Chinese Foreign Ministry has announced recently that it will host the third meeting of foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighboring countries from March 30 to March 31. Political developments in Afghanistan, moderate internal and foreign policies, and counter-terrorism would be the main topics to be discussed in the meeting.
According to the statement, in addition to the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan, the foreign ministers of Qatar, and Indonesia will also attend as guests partners in the talks.
Moreover, China has also invited Taliban’s Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi to the summit. The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has stated that he is eagerly looking forward to reaching a mutual consensus on Afghanistan by hosting the third meeting of foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighboring countries, adding the meeting will discuss ways and possibilities to create common stability and support the people of Afghanistan.
“We hope to better understand the problems and needs of the people of Afghanistan, and to present the concerns of neighboring countries about the issue of Afghanistan,” Wang Yi further said.
The Chinese Foreign Minister has emphasized that China expects the international community to provide more support to Afghanistan and to urge the United States to take responsibility for Afghanistan’s economic reconstruction.
On September 8, 2021, Pakistan virtually hosted the first meeting of the foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s six neighbors, including Iran, China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.
This is while, the second round of meetings of foreign ministers of neighboring countries on Afghanistan was held in Tehran on November 8, 2021, in which Russia was also invited.
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