U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed the situation in Afghanistan and bilateral relations in a telephone conversation on Sunday, Chinese state media reported.
According to Chinese state television, Wang Yi said that all parties need to contact the Taliban and “positively guide” them.
According to Wang Yi, Washington should work with the international community to provide economic and humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, help the new regime in the normal performance of government functions, maintain social stability, stop currency devaluation and increase the cost of living.
“Respecting the sovereignty of Afghanistan, the United States should take concrete actions to help Afghanistan fight terrorism and stop violence, and not adhere to double standards or fight terrorism selectively,” the media quoted Wang Yi as saying during a telephone conversation that, according to Chinese state television, took place at the initiative of Washington.
Referring to the topic of U.S.-China relations, the Chinese Foreign Minister noted that the recent contacts between the two countries on Afghanistan and climate change show that dialogue and cooperation are better than confrontation.
“China will consider how to interact with the American side, based on the U.S. attitude towards China,” the media quoted Wang Yi as saying.
Recall that last Thursday, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris stressed that the U.S. is not interested in a conflict with China.