Shaheen meets Chinese special envoy for Afghanistan in Qatar

KABUL (TOLOnews): The head of the Islamic Emirate’s political office in Qatar, Suhail Shaheen, said that he discussed various issues, including the economy, with the Chinese special envoy for Afghanistan, Yue Xiaoyong.

Shaheen told TOLOnews that the Chinese envoy would visit Afghanistan in the near future. “We discussed the empowerment of the relations of Afghanistan with China, trade, and the provision of facilities for Afghan traders, as well as educational scholarship and the solving of Afghan students’ problems and also about Chinese investment in Afghanistan and the acceleration of Chinese projects in Afghanistan,” he said.

Xiaoyong said on Twitter that he also met with Yousef Sultan Laram, director of the Asian Affairs Dept of Qatar’s MoF, and Pakistani Amb. to Qatar, Muhemmed Aejaz, and discussed efforts for helping Afghanistan.

“In my mtg today with Mr. Yousef Sultan Laram, Director of Asian Affairs Department of Qatar’s foreign minister, we had fruitful talk on the Afghan situation,” he said. “Both agree to keep engaging w/Afghan side & further enhance China-Qatar cooperation for Afghanistan’s peace, stability and reconstruction.” The political analysts suggested the world engage with the caretaker government of Afghanistan.

“The regional countries including China should increase efforts for engagement with the Islamic Emirate so that a standard government would be formed,” said Ahmad Khan Andar, a political analyst.

“Some of the decisions of the Islamic Emirate, especially, regarding the work of women and education of girls and their role in the society, are not acceptable for many Afghans and the international community,” said Mohammad Hassan Haqyar, a political analyst. China is among the countries whose embassy is open in Afghanistan.

A diplomat of the Islamic Emirate is also present in China.