The Foreign Ministry of China on September 8, 2021, announced an aid of USD 31 million for Afghanistan and endorsed the new caretaker government “Islamic Emirate” of Taliban.
A spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Hua Chunyin said that the decision was announced during the first meeting of the foreign ministers of the neighbouring countries of Afghanistan. The aid will be for emergency use to the Afghan people.
After the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the subsequent takeover by the Taliban, the Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi said that the US must assume its responsibilities in the country by ensuring its development and stability while also respecting the independence and sovereignty of Afghanistan.
While speaking at the Foreign Minister’s meeting in Beijing, Wang also said that the US and its allies were more obligated than any other nation to provide humanitarian and economic assistance to the people of Afghanistan.
China’s assistance to Taliban govt in Afghanistan:
• In its assistance to the Taliban govt in Afghanistan, China will provide almost USD 31 million worth of food, vaccines, winter weather supplies, and medicines to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
• The Foreign Minister of China, Wang Yi also announced that the country will donate 3 million vaccine doses to Afghanistan in the first batch. However, it is not yet clear when the vaccines are scheduled to be delivered to the war-torn country.