Afghan Foreign Ministry on Thursday "strongly" denied that China
has supplied weapons to Taliban militants in Afghanistan.
There is no evidence that China has provided weapons for the
Taliban, the ministry said in a statement.
The Afghan government strongly rejects some media reports about
that and regarded the reports as a "rumor," it added.
The statement said Afghanistan and China have not faced any
problems in history, and bilateral ties are at the best level
The Afghan government is completely certain that security and
stability in Afghanistan is beneficial to the peoples of the two
countries, it said.
Recently, some Western media alleged some Chinese weapons such
as surface-to-air missiles, anti-aircraft guns have fallen into the
hands of Taliban militants, posing a severe threat to international
troops deployed in Afghanistan.
During a press conference held on Tuesday in Beijing, Chinese
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said the allegation was
She said China always takes a prudent and responsible attitude
toward arms exports and imposes strict control over such exports
according to China's international obligations and domestic laws
Jiang said China exports much less weapons to other countries in
terms of both quality and quantity when compared with what some
developed countries do, and China requires that importing countries
must see to it that no arms exports from China be transferred to a
(Xinhua News Agency September 7 2007)