Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi led a delegation to China to attend the Trans-Himalaya Forum for International Cooperation based on an official invitation from Beijing.
The deputy spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Zia Ahmad Takal, said on X that Muttaqi will also hold bilateral talks with the Chinese Foreign Minister and representatives of other countries in addition to participating in the meeting.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that participants will discuss economic, regional and climate issues in the meeting on the 4th and 5th of October.
“Restoring a better atmosphere of trust between countries of the region and Afghanistan in the diplomatic sphere and resolving some of the concerns which the regional countries have is very important to us. The other agenda of the meeting is related to China. The Islamic Emirate wants to send its message in such meetings and positively use such meetings,” said Zabihullah Mujahid, the Islamic Emirate’s spokesman.
Meanwhile, some political analysts consider the presence of the Islamic Emirate important in the regional meetings for building economic and political relations.
“According to me, the travel of Muttaqi is a positive step, and it gives the chance for diplomats of the foreign ministry to independently express the position of Afghanistan,” said Wahid Faqiri, a political analyst.
“When a representative of one country goes to another country, it provides the grounds for growth,” said Abdul Zuhor Mudabir, an economist.
Following the Moscow Format meeting, this is the second visit of the acting Foreign Minister to participate in a regional meeting.