China's 4 key stipulations for the Taliban after Xi Jinping's phone call with Russia

In his phone call with Russia, Mr Xi suggested China would pay attention to four specific areas of Afghan development, according to Politico.

These four areas included having an “open and inclusive” political structure developed through consultation among different factions.

Another involved the Taliban implementing “moderate and prudent” domestic and foreign policies, while “thoroughly dissociating” from terrorist groups.

The final area of Afghan development Mr Xi outlined was maintaining “friendly relations” with the rest of the world, particularly with neighbouring countries.