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China approves Afghanistan’s new Ambassador to Beijing


Beijing, 2 December 2023 (TDI): On Friday, the People’s Republic of China approved the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Beijing, Mawlawi Asadullah Bilal Karimi.

Mawlawi handed a copy of his credentials to Hong Lei, Director General of Protocols at China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Hong greeted Afghanistan’s ambassador and deemed it a significant move in the advancement of relations between China and Afghanistan. He mentioned that China honors Afghanistan’s sovereignty and the decisions of its people.

Hong Lei reiterated China’s foreign policy principles and said that it has never interfered in Afghanistan’s internal affairs in the past or present. He noted that China hopes to support Afghanistan in economic and infrastructure development through the BRI.

Karimi expressed pleasure at beginning his work as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s official Ambassador and Special Representative in China. He stated that improved relations between the two nations is a key aspect that he aims to enhance and expand further.

Karimi assured the Chinese side that Afghanistan did not represent a threat to any state emanating from its territory while emphasizing that regional stability and security are in the interests of all people. He applauded China for pursuing beneficial and non-interference policies and described China as an amiable neighbor of Afghanistan.

The newly appointed ambassador Karimi highlighted that the prevailing stability in Afghanistan is an ideal chance that should be maximized. He underlined China’s role as critical for investment, infrastructure renewal, developmental projects, and reconstruction.

Chinese official Hong indicated his expectation that with the appointment of an IEA ambassador, friendly relations between China and Afghanistan could be strengthened and deepened.

He informed the IEA ambassador that his credentials would be delivered to the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, during a special event soon.

Subsequently, Bilal Karimi was introduced as the formal ambassador of the Islamic Emirate to diplomats and embassy staff and extended wishes to him for his recent responsibility.

Bilal Karimi at IEA's embassy in Beijing
Bilal Karimi at IEA’s embassy in Beijing

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Bilal Karimi reached Beijing on November 24, 2023, and was welcomed by officials from the IEA Embassy in China, as well as Yue Xiaoyong, the Special Envoy of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Afghanistan, along with his accompanied team.

Earlier this year in September, China appointed Zhao Xing as ambassador to Afghanistan becoming the first country to formally name a new ambassador to Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover.


Maha Afzal Chaudhary
Maha Afzal Chaudhary
Maha Afzal Chaudhary is an undergraduate student pursuing a BS in International Relations from the National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Pakistan. She has a keen interest in analyzing global dynamics while deconstructing the underlying facts and unraveling the intricacies of international politics. Her areas of focus encompass state security-related matters and preferential economic interests. Her concerned sphere also comprises foreign policy-making processes of states.

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