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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Afghanistan to attend a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

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China shares a rugged 76-kilometre (47-mile) border strip with Afghanistan, but Beijing has long feared its neighbor could become a jumping-off point for minority Uyghur Muslim separatists

Kabul: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Kabul on Thursday, a week before Beijing is to host a meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbors to see how they can help the country after it was taken over by the hardline Islamist group .
“The Chinese foreign minister arrives in Kabul for talks with the leaders of the Islamic Emirate,” said Ahmad Yasir, a senior Taliban government official.

Yi arrived in Kabul from Islamabad where he attended a two-day meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

China shares a rugged 76-kilometre (47-mile) strip of border with Afghanistan, but Beijing has long feared its neighbor could become a jumping-off point for minority Uyghur Muslim separatists in Xinjiang.

Even before the Taliban took control of Afghanistan on August 15, Beijing sought to maintain ties with the group as US-led forces withdrew.

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