BEIJING: China highly appreciates Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s peace efforts in the country, hoping that the announced ceasefire will lead to reconciliation between the two sides through dialogue.
“We have taken note that the Afghan government extended its willingness to hold negotiation with the Taliban on the ceasefire issue,” said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang at a regular press conference here on Tuesday.
We call on all parties in the Afghan’s conflict to achieve domestic reconciliation and peace through dialogue and political negotiations. China firmly supports the peace and reconciliation process, and is willing to play its constructive role in the early realization of peace in Afghanistan.
Commenting on the report published by the French Senate, showing willingness to participate in the construction of the “Belt and Road,” Geng Shuang said, the “Belt and Road Initiative” is an open and inclusive international cooperation initiative.
“It pursues the principles of consultation, co-building, and sharing. Participating countries can play a role and receive benefits. In the specific cooperation, we pay attention to the comfort of all parties, pay attention to maintaining openness and transparency, and follow recognized international standards and rules. We are willing to discuss with European countries including France the specific ways of cooperation under the “One Belt and One Road” framework, effectively link development strategies, expand interest integration, and achieve higher levels of mutual benefit,” he added.
On the trade issue, the spokesman, the US side incriminated black and white speeches and made groundless accusations against China. Its purpose was to cover up its unilateralism and protectionism. In recent days, the consensus reached by both sides has been ignored and capricious.
It has again provoked a trade war. Its practice has already lost faith in the world, harming the interests of people and enterprises of China and the United States, and harming the interests of people all over the world.
“China does not want to fight a trade war, but it is not afraid to fight a trade war. It will continue to take effective measures to resolutely safeguard national interests and the interests of the people and resolutely safeguard economic globalization and the multilateral trading system.
At the same time, no matter how the external environment changes, China will adhere to the established rhythm, adhere to the people as the center, firmly push forward the reform and opening up, firmly advance the high-quality economic development, and accelerate the construction of a modern economic system.
We advise the US to return to rationality and stop the words and deeds that harm others. This is the way out,” he added.