Beijing accepts Bilal Karimi’s credentials as Taliban ambassador to China

The Chinese government at a ceremony on Friday accepted the credentials of Bilal Karimi as the Taliban ambassador in Beijing, as stated in a release by the Taliban.

Bilal Karimi was sent to China as Taliban’s ambassador on November 24.

Nearly two months ago, China introduced Zhao Xing as its ambassador to Afghanistan under Taliban rule. China holds the distinction of being the first country to appoint an ambassador to Kabul during the Taliban’s governance.

In turn, Bilal Karimi becomes the first Taliban ambassador appointed to represent the group in a foreign country.

Bilal Karimi formerly served as the deputy spokesman for the Taliban.

It is important to note that the Taliban has yet to receive recognition from any country. This diplomatic move signals China’s engagement with the Taliban rule in Kabul.