By Ebi Kesiena
Chinese officials have stated that it recognizes the Islamic government of the Taliban, stating that the rights of all Afghans are respected.
This was disclosed by China’s Foreign Policy Official, Hua Chunying on Monday.
According to Chinese spokesman, China hopes Taliban will follow through on all its promises, adding that the embassy is in contact with its citizens who are still in the country to confirm their safety.
“China hopes the Taliban will follow through on previous promises to negotiate to form an open and inclusive Islamic government and act responsibly to ensure the safety of Afghan citizens and diplomatic missions in Afghanistan. The Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan is operating as usual. The embassy is in contact with those who remain and they are safe”.
This is coming on the heels of ongoing instability in the country, as about five people were killed after a chaos when thousands of Afghans bombed the city’s airport to escape the group’s feared intransigent rule.
The Taliban invaded the Afghan capital on Sunday after the fall of the government and the ailing president joined an exodus of his fellow citizens and foreigners.
Reports have it that, the city of Kabul was devastated by a pandemonium when helicopters flew overhead during the day to evacuate U.S. Embassy staff. Smoke rose near the compound as staff destroyed important documents and the American flag was lowered.
Several other Western missions and international powers have also rushed to evacuate their citizens from Afghanistan.
Videos surfaced online showing hundreds of people running on the tarmac as US soldiers fired warning shots into the air.