High-level Pakistan-China-Afghan talks underway in Beijing

Published: December 27, 2017 - 12:11

The first trilateral China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Minister’s dialogue is being held in the Capital of China which will discuss development, connectivity, security and counter-terrorism.At the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, his Pakistan counterpart Khawaja Asif and Afghanistan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani are heading delegations.

The dialogue is part of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s initiative for strengthening of relations and developing cooperation between the three countries.The three foreign ministers will have an in-depth exchange on political mutual trust, reconciliation, development, security cooperation and counter-terrorism, spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry, Hua Chunying, was quoted as saying by Geo TV.

She said as a common neighbor and friend of Afghanistan and Pakistan, China has always supported the friendly cooperation between the two countries and their common development.Earlier, on the sidelines of the dialogue, Mr Asif also had a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart.