Chinese Ambassador makes important statement over the Afghanistan endgame peace talks
KABUL: Chinese Ambassador makes important statement over the Afghanistan endgame peace talks. China and Afghanistan are friendly neighbors connected by common mountains and river, said Chinese ambassador to Kabul, Wang Yu, who believes peace in Afghanistan means peace in China. In his first briefing with Afghan journalists from different media outlets, Mr. Yu said that his country firmly supports the Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process. “We are working for peace in Afghanistan, and China will not force anybody to agree other,” he said. Peace talks between US and Taliban that once was called off by US President Donald Trump has been resumed indirectly. Recently when Trump landed in Kabul in a surprise visit, said that his administration is working on an agreement with the Taliban. In September he revoked peace talks that lasted for almost one year, where U.S. and Taliban negotiators were already reached agreement in principle. During revocation, US Special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad visited China, Russia, Pakistan and some Europe countries to find a common way to end war in Afghanistan through a settlement negotiation. Despite all out efforts, so far direct inter-Afghans did not hold, as Taliban time and again rejected meeting government officials, but held twice talks with Afghan elites and political figures. The recent talks between Afghan politicians and Taliban were yet to be held in Beijing. Chinese envoy, Mr. Yu told Afghan reporters that China sincerely hope that Afghanistan and all other neighbors of China will enjoy independence, freedom and prosperous development. “China and Afghanistan has established a strategic partnership of cooperation. We always support each other and respect and accommodate each other’s core interest. China is already the world’s second largest economy, with an important political positions and rapidly increasing economic and technological strength, Afghanistan Times has reported.