China’s ambassador to Afghanistan, Wang Yu, took part in a ceremony yesterday with Taliban officials in Kabul inaugurating China-funded projects to build a mosque and two wells for the Taliban’s Ministry of Justice.
Wang said the two countries were “very close neighbours connected by mountains and rivers, and the two peoples enjoy long-lasting friendly exchanges”, according to the Xinhua news agency.
The ambassador further remarked that China “sincerely hopes for and promotes an early realisation of peace, tranquility, prosperity and good-neighbourliness in Afghanistan”, Xinhua reported.
Chief spokesman of the Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, said: “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is thankful to China over sending assistance and also assures of having trustable relations with the neighbouring country.”
Mujahid also stated that the administration was “firm to provide security for Chinese diplomats and investors”.