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FM Atmar seeks Chinese support for peace, cessation of Taliban attacks

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with Chinese Ambassador to Kabul Wang Yu and both sides discussed the latest security developments in Afghanistan and the strengthening of bilateral cooperation, a MoFA statement said.

Referring to the Taliban attacks on cities and the killing of people in different parts of Afghanistan, which has caused a humanitarian catastrophe in the country, the Foreign Minister spoke about the desire of the Afghan people to immediately stop attacks and violence and start meaningful peace talks, the statement added.

Referring to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s proposals to hold two special meetings of the Security Council and the United Nations Human Rights Council on Afghanistan and the Doha Summit, FM Atmar hinted at the two main demands of the Afghan government and people, including immediate cessation of Taliban attacks on cities and the rapid start of negotiations for a political solution to the establishment of lasting peace in the country.

FM called for China’s constructive and comprehensive support and cooperation in this regard. Speaking about his country’s efforts to stop the violence and humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan, the Chinese ambassador called for a rapid cessation of attacks on cities to prevent civilian casualties and the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan.

Wang also assured FM the support and efforts of his country to implement Afghanistan’s proposals in the framework of the Security Council, the UN Human Rights Council and the Doha Summit. The Foreign Minister and Chinese Ambassador also discussed strengthening political, economic and technical cooperation, including the provision of the Covid-19 vaccines.

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