TIANJIN, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday met here with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, political chief of Afghanistan's Taliban.
The Afghan Taliban, as a critical military and political force in the country, is expected to play an important role in the peace, reconciliation and reconstruction process of Afghanistan, Wang said.
He called on the Afghan Taliban to put their national interests first and foremost, hold high the banner of peace talks, establish the goal of peace, create a positive image and adopt an inclusive policy.
The sudden withdrawal of forces by the United States and NATO from Afghanistan marks the failure of United States' Afghanistan policy, and Afghan people now face an important opportunity to stabilize and develop their own country, he said.
Wang urged all factions and ethnic groups in Afghanistan to stay united, truly implement the "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned" principle, promote the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan to achieve substantive results as soon as possible, and independently establish an inclusive political structure in line with Afghanistan's own national conditions. Enditem