China has pledged to help rebuild Afghanistan if the Taliban agree to join forces to neutralize threats of terrorist networks which “are stoking unrest among its Muslim Uyghur population”.
Taliban’s deputy Prime Minister, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Qatar this week assured him security situation in Afghanistan was under control despite increasing attacks from the Islamic State affiliate Isis-K.
Wang Yi said that China would help rebuild Afghanistan, calling on U.S. President Joe Biden to lift sanctions against the country. After the Taliban seized power, more than $9 billion in Afghanistan Central Bank reserves have been frozen in a New York bank.
During the two days of high-level talks in the Qatari capital city of Doha, the Chinese delegation and Islamic Emirate officials agreed to work on strengthening diplomatic relations and implementing Chinese projects in Afghanistan.
Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, said on Tuesday that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Deputy PM Abdul Ghani Baradar and Amir Khan Muttaqi in Doha, and Beijing promised to provide $5 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
According to the Islamic Emirate’s political office in Doha, Abdul Ghani Baradar assured Beijing that Afghan territory will never be use against any country and the Chinese delegation in return pledged to not interfere to Afghanistan’s affairs.
Meanwhile, China’s foreign ministry said the talks will “provide an opportunity to have an in-depth exchange of views on Afghanistan’s situation and issues of joint concern.”
China is one of the countries that has kept its embassy open in Kabul.