China will assist Afghanistan’s economic recovery to the extent of its capacity, the foreign ministry’s spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization), expressed the belief that foreign nations must assist the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
“As far as possible, China will assist Afghanistan’s socioeconomic recovery,” Zhao said at a briefing.
China will stick to its friendly policy toward the Afghan people, the spokesman assured.
Asked about the possibility for China to recognize a new Afghan government, the diplomat emphasized one should wait for the government to be actually formed.