China’s Defense Minister Li Shangfu reiterated Beijing’s support for stability in Afghanistan, saying that China will continue to work to restore stability in the country without interfering in its internal affairs.
The Chinese defense minister made the remarks at the 20th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue.
He also said that China has provided more than $49 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
Shangfu said that China has hosted international initiatives and participated in meetings relevant to the situation in Afghanistan.
The Islamic Emirate meanwhile called on China to take practical steps toward the improvement of the situation in Afghanistan.
“We want this policy to continue for the stability and security that we have in Afghanistan. This is important for the region. The regional countries and close countries should understand it and support the Islamic Emirate,” said Zabiullah Mujuahid, the Islamic Emirate’s spokesman.
Political analysts said that China wants the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan.
“China wants an inclusive and modern government in Afghanistan. Through that, China considers stability in Afghanistan,” said Torek Farhadi, a political analyst.
“China has economic and political aims in Afghanistan, but China will never do anything that does not benefit Beijing,” said Torialai Zazai, a political analyst.
Earlier, in remarks at the China-Central Asia Summit, the Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to help the people of Afghanistan to maintain stability and realize peace.