China will help the Taliban to rebuild Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said this in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
The publication has published two articles on Afghanistan under the headings: “We ask Italy to recognize the Taliban” and “China will finance us.”
Mujahid said that Beijing announced its readiness to invest in Afghanistan.
“China will become the main partner of the Taliban in rebuilding the country. China’s support is a special chance for the development of Afghanistan, ”Mujahid told the Italian newspaper.
According to him, the Taliban also attach particular importance to Beijing’s concept of “One Belt, One Road.” “This project will revitalize the ancient Silk Road. In addition, thanks to the Chinese, copper mining in Afghanistan will start again. China represents for us access to world markets, ”said a Taliban spokesman.
In addition, the representative of the movement announced the readiness of the Taliban to maintain relations with Russia, which he considers a significant and influential partner in the region.
According to him, mediation continues in Moscow to ensure peace in the region and at the international level.
The publication notes that control over the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul passed to the Taliban, but the air harbor was seriously damaged.
“Qatar and Turkey are interested in reopening the airport. In the next three days, the territory of the air harbor will be completely cleaned up, and the infrastructure will be restored. I hope that the airport will start working in September, ”La Repubblica quoted Mujahid as saying.
The Anadolu Agency’s website publishes in a shortened form . .(HAS).