The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Wang Wenbin, said that China hopes Afghanistan will further respond to the expectations of the international community.
In response to a question about the appointment of Bilal Karimi as the Islamic Emirate’s ambassador in Beijing and whether China will formally recognize the Islamic Emirate, China's foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said: “As a long-standing friendly neighbor of Afghanistan, China believes that Afghanistan should not be excluded from the international community.”
But he also stressed the importance of building an open and inclusive political structure in Afghanistan.
Sayed Jawad Sijadi, a political analyst, said that the international community is pressing their demands on the interim Afghan government.
“The formation of an inclusive government, considering the realities in Afghanistan, recognition of the rights of and freedom of the people of Afghanistan are the demands of the international community of the Taliban. It doesn’t look like the international community will let it fall short on these demands,” he said.
The Chinese FM spokesman hopes Afghanistan will “adopt moderate and prudent domestic and foreign policies, firmly combat all forms of terrorist forces, develop friendly relations with other countries, especially with its neighbors, and integrate itself into the world community.”
“We believe that diplomatic recognition of the Afghan government will come naturally as the concerns of various parties are effectively addressed,” he said.
The Islamic Emirate said that its government is inclusive but stressed it wants to improve relations with the international community.
“The matters that are being mentioned should be mentioned through legal paths, so practical steps are taken for them. We want good relations with all countries and we will provide the grounds for it gradually,” said Zabiullah Mujahid, Islamic Emirate’s spokesman.
Last week, the former deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, Bilal Karimi, presented his credentials to the Director-General of the Protocol Department of the Foreign Ministry of China, Hong Lei.