China Says Meeting Of Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad Envoys With Taliban Constructive

BEIJING (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 22nd September, 2021) The special envoys from Russia, China and Pakistan for Afghanistan held a constructive dialogue with the Taliban (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) in Kabul, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao said Wednesday.

Earlier this week, reports emerged that the Taliban had invited the Chinese special envoy Yue Xiaoyong, the Russian president's special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov, and Pakistan's special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq Khan for talks in Kabul on September 21-22.

"They held in-depth and constructive discussions on the recent developments in Afghanistan, especially on inclusiveness, human rights, economic and humanitarian issues, friendly relations between Afghanistan and other countries, especially neighboring countries, and the unity and territorial integrity of Afghanistan,"

The three met with the movement's Acting Prime Minister Mohammad Hasan Akhund, as well as former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and former Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah, Beijing confirmed.

"The Taliban side stressed that it attaches great importance to Afghanistan's relations with China, Russia and Pakistan, and the three countries are playing a constructive and responsible role in consolidating peace and stability in Afghanistan," the spokesman added.

The representatives of the three countries also called on the international community to continue providing humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and stressed that the United States and their allies hold the biggest responsibility for the socio-economic reconstruction of the country and must provide it with the necessary economic and humanitarian assistance.

A new interim government in Afghanistan, led by Akhund, who served as a foreign minister during the first Taliban rule and has been under United Nations sanctions since 2001 was formed on September 6, following the takeover of Panjshir - the last part of Afghanistan holding out against the Taliban rule.