On March 24, 2022 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Acting Deputy Prime Minister of Afghan Interim Government Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in Kabul, respectively. Wang Yi introduced China's "Three Respects" and "Three Nevers" on the Afghan issue.
Wang Yi said, China and Afghanistan are friendly neighbors linked by mountains and rivers, with exchanges between the two countries dating back to more than a thousand years ago. China respects the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Afghanistan, respects the independent choices made by the Afghan people, and respects the religious beliefs and national customs of Afghanistan. China never interfered in Afghanistan's internal affairs, never seeks self-interests or the so-called spheres of influence in Afghanistan.
Wang Yi stressed, as Afghan friends often point out, China is the only major country that has never hurt Afghanistan. We are proud of this and are ready to carry forward the traditional friendship between the two peoples, develop normal and friendly neighboring relations with Afghanistan on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, and help Afghanistan achieve true independence and self-generated development, thus taking the future of Afghanistan into its own hands.