After attending the 48th session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s Council of Foreign Ministers, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi landed in Kabul on an unplanned visit.
According to reports, the Thursday morning visit was not announced earlier. The state-run news agency confirmed the arrival of the foreign diplomat.
Abdul Wahid Rayan, the director general of Bakhtar News Agency tweeted about the visit.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Kabul this morning.
The Chinese Foreign Minister will hold talks with officials, including his counterpart Maulvi Mottaki, on various issues, including expanding political, economic and transit ties. pic.twitter.com/NJKyhpcL2F
— Abdul Wahid Rayan (@AWahidRayan1) March 24, 2022
It is important to mention here that Beijing is hosting a conference on how the neighbours of Afghanistan should assist the Taliban government.
The two-day conference on March 30-31 is the third of its kind as Pakistan and Iran also hosted such events.
This is the first official diplomatic visit by China after the Taliban took control after August 15.
Yi landed in Kabul right after wrapping up the three-day OIC summit in Islamabad. He was invited there as a special guest.
Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaqi received Yi. According to the local media, both sides will hold bilateral talks on the issue of development, security and stability.