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Kabul, June 27 (IANS) The Chinese embassy in Kabul is preparing to issue visas to Afghan businessmen, Beijing’s envoy to Afghanistan has confirmed.

Confirmation came during talks between Wang Yu, China’s ambassador to Afghanistan, and Taliban acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi here, Khaama Press reports.

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

During the meeting, Muttaqi called on the Chinese ambassador to speed up the process of issuing Chinese visas to Afghan businessmen, to which the envoy said they were preparing to start the procedure.

Ambassador Wang also extended his condolences to families who were affected by last week’s devastating earthquake in Paktika province, saying China’s first humanitarian aid shipment will arrive in Afghanistan on Monday.

According to the envoy, the aid includes tents, blankets, folding beds and other essential supplies.

In response to the devastation caused by the earthquake, the Chinese government has already pledged $7.5 million in aid.

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Updated: June 27, 2022

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