China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said that China will support intra-Afghan dialogue.
While addressing media she said, the Taliban’s announced participation in an upcoming Beijing-sponsored Afghan peace meeting.
“China firmly supports the ‘Afghan-led, Afghan-owned,’ broad and inclusive process of peace and reconciliation,” Chunying said.
“We support the intra-Afghan dialogue between the Afghan government, the Afghan Taliban and other parties,” She said.
While the Afghan government officials said that discussions were underway about the participation of the Afghan government in the Beijing intra-Afghan talks.
NajiaAnwari, spokeswoman for the State Ministry on Peace Affairs said if an invitation is made by the Chinese, and the criteria are acceptable, the Afghan government will decide whether to attend the meeting.
The Taliban announced that the Chinese government had been invited it and the Taliban’s senior leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar would attend the meeting.
The meeting will focus on options for joint efforts to help resume the stalled talks between the US and the Taliban and start an intra-Afghan dialogue.
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