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Afghan-Chinese officials discussed terrorism, security cooperation

(Last Updated On: July 31, 2016)

atmarAfghan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar has met with Yao Jing, ambassador of China to Afghanistan on Saturday 30th July, the office of NSA said.

According to a tweet by the official account of the NSA of Afghanistan the two sides have held in-depth talks about bilateral relations, expansion of economic and security cooperation, and the fight against terrorism.

Atmar has thanked China for supporting Afghanistan and has called the regional allies’ consensus vital in fight against terrorism.

Office of the NSA advisor to the President said Chinese official has also reaffirmed his country’s commitment to support Afghanistan and its security forces.

The visit between Afghanistan and Chinese officials comes after reports of Taliban delegation visited Beijing emerged.

Recently sources to the Taliban said Reuters news agency that a delegation from the Taliban visited China earlier this month to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.

The delegation was headed by Abbas Stanakzai, head of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar.

Reportedly the visit happened on July 18-22 at the invitation of the Chinese government.

China along with Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States is a part of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCQ) while tried to resume peace talks with the Taliban earlier this year.

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