China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying at a press conference has reiterated support from intra-Afghan peace talks.
“China firmly supports the ‘Afghan-led, Afghan-owned,’ broad and inclusive process of peace and reconciliation”, Chunying said in response to a journalist’s question regarding the Taliban’s announced participation in an upcoming peace meeting in China.
“We support the intra-Afghan dialogue between the Afghan government, the Afghan Taliban and other parties,” She said.
She added that China is ready to offer help to Afghanistan’s peace and reconciliation process based on China’s “respect for the will of all relevant Afghan parties.”
This comes as Afghan officials said that talks are ongoing with the Chinese government for a possible summit in Beijing.