Beijing pledges to assist Afghanistan’s economic recovery

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Beijing, Aug 18 : China will assist Afghanistan’s economic recovery to the extent of its capacity, the foreign ministry’s spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban, expressed the belief that foreign nations must assist the reconstruction of Afghanistan.

“As far as possible, China will assist Afghanistan’s socioeconomic recovery,” Zhao said at a briefing.

China will stick to its friendly policy toward the Afghan people, the spokesman assured.

Asked about the possibility for China to recognize a new Afghan government, the diplomat emphasized one should wait for the government to be actually formed.

UNI/SPUTNIK

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