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Biden, confident that China is trying to reach agreement with the Taliban

September 08, 2021 – 14:35

US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he was confident China would try to reach an agreement with the Taliban after Islamic insurgents took power in Afghanistan on August 15th.

Asked if he was concerned that China would fund the group, which is sanctioned under US law, President Biden told reporters, “China has a real problem with the Taliban. So they will try to reach an agreement, I am. “Like Pakistan, like Russia, like Iran. They are all trying to figure out what to do now.”

The United States and the Group of Seven have agreed to coordinate their response to the Taliban, and Washington has blocked Taliban access to Afghanistan’s reserves, most of which are held by the New York Federal Reserve, to ensure they deliver on their promises. respecting women’s rights and international law.

But experts say much of that economic power will be lost if China, Russia or other countries provide funding to the Taliban.

Italy, the current president of the Group of 20 major economies – which includes China and Russia – has tried to host a virtual G20 summit on Afghanistan, but no date has been announced, suggesting disagreements between the group.

Chinese State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a phone call on August 29 that the international community should engage with the Taliban and “guide” them positively.

China has not officially recognized the Taliban as Afghanistan’s new rulers, but Wang hosted Mullah Baradar in July, who has since been named deputy prime minister, and said the world should lead and support the country as it moves to a new government in instead of putting more pressure on him./VOA

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