China will resume visa issuance to Afghans

China will resume visa issuance to Afghans

The Chinese foreign ministry said on Friday that China will resume visa issuance to Afghans from August 1 and allow 98% of Afghan imports to enter tax-free.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced the measures when he met with the head of Foreign Affairs designated by the Taliban of Afghanistan in Uzbekistan on Thursday, according to a statement on the Ministry’s website.

Wang also told Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi that China supports the extension of the Chinese-Pakistan economic corridor to Afghanistan, according to the statement.

He also reiterated an appeal to the West to stop imposing sanctions against Afghanistan.

The Afghan economy has fallen freely after the takeover of the Taliban, with a reserve owned by the central bank frozen, Washington and other donors stopped assistance, and the United States ended the delivery of hard currency.

China has not yet officially recognized the Taliban government. However, China will resume visa issuance to Afghans.