Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi pledged that his country is willing to provide Afghanistan with Yun 200 million ($30, 96 million) worth of emergency aid and three million doses of corona vaccine.

The humanitarian aid which was announced in Afghanistan’s neighboring countries’ conference on Wednesday, September 8 also includes food and medicines.

The virtual conference on Afghanistan was arranged by Pakistan in which the foreign ministers of China, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan had taken part.

Afghanistan’s neighbors unanimously agreed that cooperate in arresting and eliminating the fleeing terrorists.

Chinese foreign minister said that the four countries can cooperate in fields including helping Afghanistan in keeping borders open, providing humanitarian aid, deepening counterterrorism cooperation, and strengthening COVID-19 prevention.

Wang Yi called on the Taliban to hit terrorists in the region and also asked the neighboring countries to strengthen sharing intelligence so that they prevent fleeing terrorists from Afghanistan and eliminate them.

Though China has welcomed the interim cabinet announced by the Taliban, Chinese analysts believe that China will not recognize the caretaker government of the Taliban immediately.

Taliban have always said that China as Afghanistan’s biggest neighbor and one of the leading economic power in the world can play a major role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan and added they can be good partners in the future.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.