Zhao Lijian: the issue of prisoners’ release is an important part of the establishment of mutual trust between the Afghan government and Afghanistan and the opening of internal negotiations between the Afghan people. China welcomes the Afghan government and people to discuss and agree on relevant important matters through the grand jirga consultation meeting in accordance with their own rules of procedure, which embodies the principle of “Afghan led and Afghan owned” peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan, and believes that it will accumulate favorable conditions for Afghan internal negotiations.
the current situation in Afghanistan is at a critical stage. The relevant parties should abide by and fulfill their commitments and agreements to Afghanistan, so as to ensure the stable and orderly development of the situation in Afghanistan. China is willing to continue to play a constructive role in promoting the political settlement of the Afghan issue and the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.