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China announces $31 million for Afghanistan, warns of terror risk

Beijing, Sep 9 (EFE).- The foreign minister of China announced a donation of $31 million in cereals and Covid-19 vaccines to Afghanistan, while also warning of the danger of terrorist groups escaping from Central Asia and infiltrating neighboring countries, Chinese state owned Xinhua agency reported Thursday.

Wang Yi on Wednesday held an online meeting – chaired by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi – with his counterparts from all countries neighboring Afghanistan, namely Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Wang claimed that some international terrorist forces based in Afghanistan were planning to sneak into neighboring countries.

“We demand the Taliban completely cut ties with all extremist forces and take forceful combative measures. All parties need to step up the sharing of intelligence and border control efforts, making immediate arrests of terror groups coming from Afghanistan to ensure regional stability,” Wang said.

He also underlined that the neighboring countries should help Afghanistan “get out of chaos” and encourage the Taliban to unite with all ethnic groups and build an inclusive political structure.

Wang also held the United States and its allies responsible for the crisis in Afghanistan.

“The US and its allies bear the main responsibility for the Afghanistan refugees problem. They should provide necessary compensation to nations that are willing to receive refugees,” he said.

Wang also expressed his satisfaction with the Taliban’s recent promises of forming a government, fighting terrorism, and maintaining friendly relations with neighboring countries.

However, he stressed that these needed to be backed by concrete actions.

He proposed that the neighboring states could help Afghanistan with cooperation in economic reconstruction, fight against the pandemic, management of refugees, humanitarian aid, and action against terrorism and drugs. EFE


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