Taliban fighters take control of the Afghan presidential palace in the capital Kabul on August 15. Photo: AP
Taliban fighters take control of the Afghan presidential palace in the capital Kabul on August 15. Photo: AP
Afghanistan

Taliban to ‘actively support’ belt and road plan of ‘trustworthy friend’ China

  • Pledge from deputy head of Taliban office comes as a spokesman highlights Afghanistan’s strategic value to China in terms of regional security
  • Chinese foreign ministry wouldn’t be drawn out on question of recognising the militant group, but said Beijing was watching the situation closely

Topic |   Afghanistan
Taliban fighters take control of the Afghan presidential palace in the capital Kabul on August 15. Photo: AP
Taliban fighters take control of the Afghan presidential palace in the capital Kabul on August 15. Photo: AP
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