China has become the first state to officially appoint a new ambassador to Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power in the country. Reuters writes about this.
The Chinese ambassador presented his credentials to the Taliban prime minister at an official ceremony in Kabul. At the same time, as the agency notes, it is not yet clear whether the appointment of the ambassador is a signal of official recognition of the Taliban government by China.
“This is a normal rotation of the Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan and is designed to continue the development of dialogue and cooperation between China and Afghanistan. China’s policy towards Afghanistan is clear and consistent,” said a representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
This is the first time a foreign country has appointed an ambassador since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August 2021. For two years, the Taliban government has not been officially recognized by any country in the world.
The Taliban movement is recognized as terrorist in many countries of the world, including Russia, but the Russian authorities maintain contacts with the Taliban at the official level.
Two years ago the Taliban took power in Afghanistan. They said that they would create an inclusive government and respect human rights. In reality, everything happened differently: