With the Taliban and China indicating an interest in cooperating, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen recently stated that China’s assistance to Afghanistan under the Belt and Road Initiative is acceptable. “Some of India’s concerns aren’t acceptable or reasonable,” Suhail Shaheen responded to a query about India from Global Times.
“In the benefit of our nation and people, we are collaborating with other countries.” In order for any connection we create with other countries to be a win-win scenario, it is critical for us to base it on our shared self-interests.
This is how we operate. Some of India’s fears are not just unfounded, but also implausible. While the occupation is over, we must now focus on the rehabilitation of Afghanistan.
Now China has offered to assist us in the development of Afghanistan in order to provide work for our people. So, what’s the problem? They should change their stance, not us,” the Taliban spokesperson said, adding that the Taliban administration in Afghanistan welcomes delegations from China and Russia in the near future.
The Taliban have referred to China as their most important ally, and China is also assisting Afghanistan.
China has also been informed by the Taliban that members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a threat to China, have departed Afghanistan.