In way to reflect their 'inner-bond' during the crisis, China on Wednesday announced $31 million as aid to Afghanistan, its first after the Taliban seized power in Kabul. This move also confirms China's appreciation towards the Afghan militant group’s interim government, saying it is a “necessary step” to restore order and “end anarchy”.
Taking part in the first meeting of Foreign Ministers of the neighbouring countries on Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China will provide Afghanistan with 200 million yuan worth of grains, winter supplies, vaccines and medicines as per its requirements.
Wang added that China has decided to donate 3 million vaccine doses to the Afghan people in the first batch. China is also ready to provide more anti-epidemic and emergency materials to Afghanistan under the China-South Asian Countries Emergency Supplies Reserves.
He further said that China would work with countries in the region to help Afghanistan rebuild its economy and society, as well as fight terrorist groups and the illegal drug trade.