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China’s Foreign Ministry: What Happened in Afghanistan ‘Failure of US’

The Islamic Emirate has not yet complied with the requests of the international community regarding women's rights.

August 19, 2023 12:35 pm

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin

Kabul: The fall of Kabul was a military and political “failure” of America, a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry said on the anniversary of the Islamic Emirate’s two-year rule.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, August 15, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said that Afghanistan has been stable for two years and the future of this country is now back in the hands of its people.

“What happened in Afghanistan marked a military, political and counter-terrorism failure of the US in Afghanistan, and once again proved that military intervention, political infiltration and “democratic transformation” from the outside will not work and will only breed turmoil and disaster,” Wenbin noted.

The spokesperson added that the international community expects the Islamic Emirate to fulfill its commitments to form a comprehensive government, ensure the rights of women and ethnic minorities, and prevent terrorist activities in Afghanistan.

“The international community still has expectations for Afghanistan in building a more broad-based and inclusive government framework and safeguarding the rights and interests of all its citizens, including women and ethnic minorities,” Wang Wenbin added.

The Islamic Emirate has not yet complied with the requests of the international community regarding women’s rights.

In reaction to restrictions on women in Afghanistan, António Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN, said: “It is now two years since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan & the situation in the country remains deeply troubling, including the severe restrictions imposed on the rights of women & girls. The international community must not forget the people of Afghanistan.”

But the Islamic Emirate spokesman said that women’s rights have been ensured in the country.

“We have never violated human rights; the rights that people possess are assessed in accordance with the Islamic Sharia, and they will definitely be granted to them. We are also defending people’s rights,” Mujahid said.

Although two years of the Islamic Emirate have passed in the country, the world does not recognize it due to what the world sees as the violation of human rights and the non-establishment of a inclusive government in the country.

However, the Islamic Emirate has consistently highlighted that, in accordance with Islamic law, women’s rights are upheld, and the formation of an inclusive government is one of Afghanistan’s internal issues.

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