China announced to restore visas for Afghan citizens, abolish import tax

ISLAMABAD, July 29 (Alliance News): China’s foreign minister has said that China is resuming the issuance of visas for Afghans from August 1 and will not charge taxes on 98 percent of imports from Afghanistan.

According to the foreign media, China’s Foreign Minister Weng Yi announced these measures during a meeting with the head of foreign affairs to be appointed by the Afghanistan Taliban in Uzbekistan.

The statement said that Wen Yi told Afghanistan’s Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi that China supports the extension of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan.

He also reiterated the demand of Western countries to refrain from imposing sanctions on Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s economy has been in shambles since the Taliban came to power, with assets frozen in other countries, including the US, aid freezes by Washington and others, and the US cutting off hard currency supplies.

So far, China has not officially recognized the Taliban government.


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