Trump, Xi Discuss Afghanistan During Talks in Beijing

(Last Updated On: November 09, 2017 2:11 pm)

The U.S. and China have discussed the situation in Afghanistan during talks between visiting U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jiping in Beijing on Thursday.

Following talks between the two leaders, Trump said he and his Chinese counterpart were committed to working toward a peaceful future for Afghanistan.

“President Xi and I are also committed to working toward a peaceful future for Afghanistan. Terrorists are a threat to all humanity. And we will stop radical Islamic terrorism,” he said in a press conference.

In addition, Trump said Washington and Beijing will focus strongly on drug trafficking.

The China foreign ministry also said that the two country have reached a consensus on fighting terrorism and upholding peace and stability in South Asia.

“The two sides discussed anti-terrorism issue and upholding peace and stability in south Asia and they reached a consensus on this,” China foreign ministry spokesperson, Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing.

Hua added that China and the U.S. share “common interests” in fighting terrorism and the two country stand for stronger anti-terrorism cooperation.

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