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Beijing hints it may recognise Taliban as legitimate Afghanistan government ‘when conditions are ripe’

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 04 Apr 2022

Beijing hints it may recognise Taliban as legitimate Afghanistan government ‘when conditions are ripe’

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Kabul/Beijing: Beijing has given a strong backing to the Taliban government in Afghanistan and stated that recognition of the group as the legitimate government of the war-torn nation would come “when conditions are ripe”.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered the promise of endorsement at the end of a two-day meeting on Afghanistan affairs on Thursday, when Afghanistan’s foreign minister hit out at the United States for undermining his country’s political and economic sovereignty, reports The South China Morning Post.

Wrapping up the meeting in Anhui province – which was also attended by officials from Russia, the US and several countries neighbouring Afghanistan – Wang said Afghanistan should not be excluded from the international community and should not become a failed country, the newspaper reported.

The Taliban came to power in Afghanistan last year after starting to capture one region after another.

The group captured the Presidential palace on Aug 15.