At G20 meeting, China calls for lifting sanctions, restrictions on Afghanistan



China has fought for the lifting of sanctions and restrictions on Afghanistan as the Taliban continue to fight for global recognition, more than a month after the extremists took control of the country. According to the report by Chinese state-owned media Global Times, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a video conference with the Group of 20 (G20) foreign ministers on September 23 that the foreign exchange reserves of the Afghanistan are national assets and therefore must belong to the Afghan people. . He said the reserves should be used by the citizens of the South Asian country.

According to the Chinese Foreign Minister, the war-torn country’s foreign exchange reserves should not be used as “bargaining chips” to increase political pressure on Afghanistan. Wang said it is essential to increase aid intensity in Kabul and ensure that aid is delivered on time and that the most urgent needs of the population are met. The government official led by Xi Jinping also called on other G20 members on Thursday to actively participate in measures to ease the current liquidity pressure on the country.

Wang reportedly said that Afghans should be supported so that they can independently choose a development path that suits their needs. Ultimately, the Chinese foreign minister said that a broad and inclusive political structure should be formed. Addressing the issue of the fight against terrorism, Wang said that the South Asian country must respect its commitments and obviously separate the various terrorist forces and then launch a crackdown on them.

Pakistan, Russia and China to maintain contact with Taliban

Wang’s remarks came after the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened its high-level week on September 21. Previously, Pakistan, Russia and China agreed to maintain contact with Afghanistan’s new rulers, the Taliban. According to ANI, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday: “An agreement has been reached to maintain constructive contacts in the interests of the peace and prosperity of Afghanistan, as well as of stability and development. regional “. The statement also noted that extremists have placed emphasis on promoting relations with Russia, China and Pakistan. Meanwhile, the Taliban government in Afghanistan has had an impact on print media in the country, with several newspapers suspending printing citing the financial crisis.

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