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China Seeks Taliban Promise to Wage War on Uighur Fighters in Afghanistan

China Seeks Taliban Promise to Wage War on Uighur Fighters in Afghanistan

China Seeks Taliban Promise to Wage War on Uighur Fighters in Afghanistan

BY: TOM O’CONNOR
28 July 2021

China has sought assurance from the Taliban during a meeting in Tianjin that the resurgent movement will take on a murky Uighur Islamist separatist group in Afghanistan.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hosted a delegation of the Taliban led by Taliban political committee head Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on Wednesday, marking the group’s latest in a series of international trips as its fighters take territory nationwide in Afghanistan amid a U.S. military withdrawal from the country.

The top Chinese diplomat said his country “has always respected Afghanistan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, adhered to non-interference in Afghanistan’s internal affairs and pursued a friendly policy toward the entire Afghan people,” according to a readout provided by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

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