Upon welcoming a regional meeting of foreign ministers on the situation in Afghanistan, Xi said that achieving “a peaceful, developed and prosperous Afghanistan” benefits its people, but also the nations in the region and the entire international community.
He reaffirmed China’s respect to sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of that State, as well as its commitment to support its welfare.
The president stated that the coordination and cooperation mechanism of the countries neighboring Afghanistan, since its setting up in 2021, played a constructive role in a smooth transition of the situation there.
He advocated that these nations should reach consensus and coordinate efforts to support the aspirations of the Afghan people for a better future.
Since Wednesday, the foreign ministers of China, Russia, Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and as guests those of Indonesia and Qatar, have been meeting in the city of Tunxi.
Beijing considers that the international community should give more support for Afghanistan and insists that Washington takes responsibility for the economic reconstruction.