Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for Taliban’s Qatar office, has
said a nine member delegation of the group led by chief of Qatar office, Mullah
Baradar, met with Deng Xijun, China’s special representative for Afghanistan in
He said that both sides discussed the US-Taliban talks in
Doha, which was cancelled by US President Donald Trump.
Baradar said that they have reached an inclusive agreement
on a peaceful resolution with the US negotiators.
“Now that the US president is not delivering on his promise,
then he would be responsible for any kind of bloodshed and devastations in
Afghanistan,” he was quoted as saying.
According to Shaheen, Chinese representative expressed full
support for the peace agreement that was about to sign between the Taliban and
the US. He added that Xijun described the deal as a “good framework” for peaceful
solution of Afghanistan war.
A Taliban delegation also visited Beijing in June. At the
time, China said it favored intra-Afghan dialogue to end the 18-year-long war.
Afghanistan shares a short border with China. Beijing has long been worried about links
between militant groups operating in Xinjiang, the neighboring Chinese state to
Afghanistan, which is home to the Turkic-speaking mostly Muslim Uighur people.