Issue Brief on “China’s Afghan Policy Post US Withdrawal”

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According to a statement by the Chinese embassy in Kabul, China plays an active role for resolving the Afghanistan issue via political means and fully supports the Intra-Afghan peace process.[1] The statement suggested that political settlement and dialogue is the only way to achieve success in Afghanistan, and disputes and old grievances among Afghans can be resolved through consultations between all stakeholders for genuine reconciliation.  The concept of an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process should be followed and no country should seek geo-political contest in Afghanistan.

The statement also stressed on the need for an extensive and inclusive framework goal where all stakeholders in Afghanistan should pursue a political structure that involves all segments of the Afghan society and which ensures equal participation and power sharing besides being united to combat terrorism and follows a peaceful and friendly foreign policy.[2]

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