September 19, 2021

Taliban Latest News: China eyes Belt & Road extension in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, raising concerns for India | World News

NEW DELHI: As the Taliban inch closer to forming a government in Afghanistan, China is seeing an opportunity to extend its multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects into the country.
In an overt display of mutual bonhomie, China on Friday said that Taliban leaders support BRI and believe the projects are good for development and prosperity in the war-torn nation.
Taliban, meanwhile, described China as their most important partner and said that Beijing is ready to invest and rebuild the country.
Strategic gains
China on Friday said that cooperation with Afghanistan on BRI has delivered tangible benefits and the country under Taliban rule will provide a good environment for foreign investors.
“Afghan Taliban believes that the BRI is good for development and prosperity in Afghanistan and the broader region,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a media…

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