"China is our most important partner and represents a fundamental and extraordinary opportunity for us because it is ready to invest and rebuild our country," the Taliban spokesperson was quoted as saying in the interview.
He said the New Silk Road – an infrastructure initiative with which China wants to increase its global influence by opening up trade routes – was held in high regard by the Taliban.
There are "rich copper mines in the country, which, thanks to the Chinese, can be put back into operation and modernized. In addition, China is our pass to markets all over the world."
Mujahid also confirmed that women would be allowed to continue studying at universities in the future. He said women would work as nurses, in the police, or as assistants in ministries but ruled out that there would be female ministers.
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