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China Says Taliban Will Play ‘Important’ Role in Afghanistan Reconstruction

A Taliban delegation visited China on Wednesday, and Beijing said the group will play an “important” role in the Afghan peace process and the reconstruction of the country.

“The Taliban in Afghanistan is a pivotal military and political force in the country, and will play an important role in the process of peace, reconciliation and reconstruction there,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

The visit comes as the Taliban is making significant territorial gains against the Afghan government, which the US has responded to by stepping up airstrikes. Regional countries are preparing for the likely possibility that the Taliban will either take over Afghanistan or at least be the dominant political force in a future power-sharing government.

One request China has of the Taliban is to sever ties with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), a Uyghur Muslim group that Beijing accuses of being behind terrorist attacks in Xinjiang.

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