China’s ambitions to acquire Afghanistan’s natural resources have come to light after the Taliban took control of the country. China has now made a bold move to offer the Taliban $10 billion to acquire the country’s lithium reserves. With no country yet recognizing the Taliban government, China has taken the opportunity to make this offer.
Gochin, a Chinese company, has offered to invest $10 billion in Afghanistan’s lithium reserves. The company has expressed its readiness to invest in the country’s mining sector, which is rich in valuable metals such as gold, iron, and lithium. The Taliban’s Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Shahabuddin Delawar, has already met with representatives of Gochin in Kabul to discuss the proposal.