Afghanistan, Pakistan, China Agree to Enhance Cooperation
KABUL – The two-day third round of China- Afghanistan- Pakistan trilateral dialogue was concluded here in Kabul on Tuesday with agreement for further boosting cooperation among the three neighboring countries.
Chaired by Ambassador Sultan Ahmad Bahin, director general of 3rd Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Ambassador Luo Zhaohui, director general of Asian Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, and Muhammad Iftikhar Anjum, director general of Afghanistan Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, the three sides agreed to cooperate and to maintain the security in Afghanistan and in the region.
The three countries agreed that under the current situation it is of great significance for three Foreign Ministries to hold the trilateral dialogue and exchange views on regional situation and cooperation between the three countries, stressing that dialogue will play a positive role in enhancing friendly cooperation between the three countries and maintaining peace and stability in the region.
In the meeting, the three countries also discussed regional situation, and acknowledged that Afghanistan is going through a period of transition and handover of security responsibility to Afghan National Security Forces and 2014 presidential election. Afghanistan needs its neighbors to play a positive role in maintaining peace, smooth election and stability in the region.
It was agreed that the three sides to cooperate and to maintain the security in Afghanistan and in the region. Both China and Pakistan reiterated that peace and stability in Afghanistan is in their national interest and they support the”Afghan-led and Afghan-owned” reconciliation process. China and Pakistan support the efforts of the Afghanistan High Peace Council in this regard. (Xinhua)