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China promises to support ANSF as Afghanistan urges help

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in Beijing on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. [Photo: CEO Office]

The Afghan Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah has met with the President of China Xi Jinping during his three-day visit from China, the Office of the CEO said on Wednesday.

According to the statement released, both leaders have discussed the historic relations between the two countries, Afghanistan’s historical role in facilitating regional trade, construction of the Silk Road also called as “One Road, One Belt” and the active role of China in Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) meetings aimed to revive the stalled peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban militants.

“Chinese officials were asked to use its influence in the regional fight against the terrorism and extremism,” the statement said,” and to encourage the regional countries to cooperate sincerely.”

It has been emphasized that strengthening the Afghan security forces that fights against the militants, who are entering Afghanistan from central and eastern Asia, will guarantee our victory in the fight against terrorism and extremism, the statement added.

It has been noted that the President of China has reaffirmed its commitment to support the National Unity Government comprehensively in different areas such as the Afghan-led peace talks, and construction and development projects with Afghanistan.

“Praising the efforts of the government and security forces of Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism and extremism, the President of the Republic of China promised to help the Afghan security forces.”

China has been intensifying its diplomatic efforts to help build a peaceful and stable Afghanistan, only during the last three-day visit of Afghan leader from China at least six cooperation pacts were inked to boost bilateral cooperation between the two country.

Written by: Hesamuddin Hesam

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