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Economic sanctions on Afghanistan must end: Chinese FM
September 23, 2021

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China has called for an end to economic sanctions on Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover.

Speaking at G20 meeting hosted by Italy, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Afghanistan's foreign exchange reserves are its national assets and should be owned by and used for the people, rather than being used as a bargaining chip to exert political pressure on Afghanistan.

The Chinese Foreign Minister also called on G20 members to actively take practical steps to help Afghanistan ease the current liquidity stress.