An Afghan militia fighter keeps a watch at an outpost against Taliban insurgents. China has said it wants to make contact with “all sides” in the conflict. Photo: AFP An Afghan militia fighter keeps a watch at an outpost against Taliban insurgents. China has said it wants to make contact with “all sides” in the conflict. Photo: AFP
An Afghan militia fighter keeps a watch at an outpost against Taliban insurgents. China has said it wants to make contact with “all sides” in the conflict. Photo: AFP

China appoints Afghanistan special envoy as it prepares to play greater role after US troop withdrawal

  • The appointment of Yue Xiaoyong comes amid growing concern about instability once the last American forces leave the country
  • Foreign ministry say the career diplomat will ‘establish contact with all sides as soon as possible’

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An Afghan militia fighter keeps a watch at an outpost against Taliban insurgents. China has said it wants to make contact with “all sides” in the conflict. Photo: AFP An Afghan militia fighter keeps a watch at an outpost against Taliban insurgents. China has said it wants to make contact with “all sides” in the conflict. Photo: AFP
An Afghan militia fighter keeps a watch at an outpost against Taliban insurgents. China has said it wants to make contact with “all sides” in the conflict. Photo: AFP
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