China Envoy in Kabul says humanitarian aid is priority

KABUL (TOLOnews): China says that the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is critical and noted that the United States has not released the frozen assets of Afghanistan.
Wang Yu, China’s ambassador to Kabul, expressed concerns over the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan at an event which was held to hand over Chinese aid to needy people in Afghanistan, making remarks that held the US responsible for this situation.
According to Yu, the withdrawal of the US from Afghanistan was irresponsible.
“The US military intervention in Afghanistan has brought deep disaster to Afghan people, and their irresponsible withdrawal has created more problems for Afghanistan which is the culprit of the current plight of Afghanistan. However the US not only ignored the disaster faced by the Afghan people, but also refused to return the assets of the Afghan people,” said Wang Yu, China’s ambassador to Kabul.
The Chinese ambassador in Kabul further said that Beijing’s priority in the current situation is not to recognize the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, rather, it is to deal with the humanitarian crisis.
“We hope Afghanistan to be stable, peaceful, pursue a moderate policy and to meet the expectations,” said Wang Yu, China’s ambassador to Kabul.
Wang Yu expressed hope that the Islamic Emirate will achieve national integration, peace and stability in the country.
Meanwhile, officials of the State Ministry of Disaster Management said that China has provided assistance worth $8 million to the affected families of the recent earthquake in Afghanistan.
“The Republic of China has provided more than 6,000 tons of rice worth eight million dollars to the people of Afghanistan in seven steps, and we have sent the aids to 34 provinces and the distribution process is ongoing,” said Ghulam Ghaws Naseri, Deputy Minister of State for Disaster Management.
China is among the countries that have welcomed Islamic Emirate diplomats but have not yet recognized the Islamic Emirate.