Taliban chief spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said it was tradition for new ambadors to present their credentials to the head of the country. This signals other countries to also come forward and negotiate with the Islamic Emirate.
The Taliban praised China’s new ambador to Afghanistan, saying his arrival is a signal for other countries to come forward and establish relations with them. The Taliban seized power in August 2021 following the withdrawal of US-led NATO forces after two decades of war. Since then, Taliban leaders have been banned and no country recognizes their rule as legitimate. The country’s seat at the United Nations is still held by the former government which was led by Ashraf Ghani. Only a few countries have diplomatic missions in Afghanistan, including China. Both parties have been open about their desire for closer relations.
China’s Ambador Zhao Sheng was welcomed to the Rashtrapati Bhavan accompanied by a police convoy and greeted by uniformed soldiers as he met with administration chief Mohammad Han Akhund and Foreign Affairs Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, news agency ociated Press reported. Met with top ranking Taliban officials including. This is the first time after the Taliban takeover that an ambador has been welcomed with much fanfare in Kabul. Amir Khan Muttaqi said that there are special relations between the two countries. He said Zhao’s nomination was an important step with an important message.
Taliban chief spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said it was tradition for new ambadors to present their credentials to the head of the country. This signals other countries to also come forward and negotiate with the Islamic Emirate. The spokesperson said that we should establish good relations as a result of good dialogue and with good relations we can solve all the problems that we are facing or are going to face in the future.