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Beijing preparing to issue visas to Afghan businessmen, says China

Abdul Qahar Balkhi, spokesman of the Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan and Wang Yu, the Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan. [Photo: Twitter/QaharBalkhi]

The Chinese Embassy in Kabul is preparing to issue visas to Afghan businessmen, Beijing’s envoy to Afghanistan has confirmed, international media reported.

The confirmation came during talks between Wang Yu, the Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan, and the Taliban’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, Kabul-based news agency Khaama Press reported.

In a tweet on Sunday, Abdul Qahar Balkhi, spokesman of the Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan, said the two sides discussed earthquake relief, political issues, bilateral trade, humanitarian aid and the repatriation of Afghan students to China.

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