China has appointed a new delegate to handle a potentially disastrous situation in neighboring Afghanistan, where Beijing has drawn up a three-point plan to prevent civil war as instability grows following the withdrawal of the U.S. military from the country. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian announced during a press conference Wednesday that senior diplomat Yue Xiaoyong will replace Liu Jian as Special Envoy for Afghan Affairs. Liu was said to have “successfully accomplished his mission,” and Zhao asserted that Yue, who has previously served as Chinese ambassador to Qatar, Jordan and Ireland, “will establish a working relationship with colleagues from relevant parties as soon as possible and maintain close communication and coordination.”

Source : Newsweek

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