China to host foreign ministerial conference on Afghanistan crisis


KABUL: Beijing will host the third round of a meeting on the Afghanistan crisis with the presence of foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighbors. 
The meeting was discussed during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to Kabul last week. Wang Yi met with the Taliban’s acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amir Khan Muttaqi. 
According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the foreign ministers of Iran, Tajikistan, China, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Pakistan will take part in the meeting, where they will exchange views on humanitarian aid and political challenges facing Afghanistan. 
The Taliban’s de facto administration said the meeting would be constructive for the engagement of the current government with foreign countries. The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, is expected to attend the meeting.