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Taliban’s new Government welcomed by China; says it’s “end to anarchy”

KABUL: As China welcomes the new interim govt of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Beijing on Wednesday said that the new interim govt of the Taliban in Afghanistan has put an end to the “anarchy” as a result of the US troops’ withdrawal.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Webnin termed it as a “necessary step” to restore domestic order and pursue post-war reconstruction in Afghanistan.

On Tuesday, the Taliban announced their new hardline interim government under Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund with key roles being shared with leaders of various terrorist and insurgent groups including a dreaded global terrorist of Haqqani network as interior minister.

Even as much of the world is cautious about its approach with Taliban, China which is among three (others being Russia and Pakistan) to have an embassy open in Kabul are ready to build friendly relations with the interim govt of its neighbours. “We are ready to maintain communication with the new government in Afghanistan and leaders,” the spokesperson said.

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“We pay attention to the formation of the government. This has put an end to the anarchy in Afghanistan after over three weeks and the necessary step for Afghanistan to restore domestic order and pursue the post-war reconstruction,” he said. “We noticed that the Afghan Taliban said that the interim government has formed to restore social and economic order as soon as possible,” he said.

Beijing on Wednesday announced an aid of 200 million yuan ($31m, £22m) including food supplies and coronavirus vaccine, and other winter supplies to a war-ridden Afghanistan.

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