Taliban’s Recognition Depends on Fundamental Changes Of Group’s Governance, Says China

Tuesday, 12/05/2023

Wang Wenbin, the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said that for Beijing to recognise the Taliban government, the group must bring in fundamental changes in its governance.

Wenbin said on Tuesday that the recognition of the Taliban government requires the implementation of "political reforms” by the group.

He added that before the Taliban government is fully recognised diplomatically, it must improve domestic security and relations with its neighbours.

Beijing does not recognise the government of the Taliban, but it has maintained diplomatic relations with the group.

Wang Wenbin said that China hopes that the Taliban will pay more attention to the expectations of the international community, create an open and inclusive political structure, and adopt moderate and stable domestic and foreign policies so that they can integrate into the international community at the right time.

He also said that China has asked the Taliban to resolutely fight terrorism and live in harmony with all countries in the world, especially neighbouring countries, and integrate with the international community as soon as possible.

In response to the question of whether China now recognises the Taliban government, the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that China has always believed that Afghanistan should not be excluded from the international community.

However, since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, no country has recognised the group's rule.

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