National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib held a telephonic conversation with the Chinese state councilor and foreign minister Wang Yi. NSA Mohib stressed that all levers of influence should be used to induce the Taliban to engage earnestly in the peace process.
Chinese FM Wang Yi offered China’s full support for peace and said China wants an independent, sovereign, and unified Afghanistan, adding that a political settlement is the only viable solution.
The NSA and Minister Wang Yi identified terrorism as a common threat that both sides should fight. Minister Wang Yi offered that China can increase its efforts, including regionally, in support of peace in Afghanistan.
NSA Mohib thanked China for its support for peace and added that Afghanistan believes all levers of influence should be used to induce the Taliban to engage earnestly in peace, including UN sanctions and other avenues where China’s unique capabilities can be helpful.