High-level Chinese delegation to visit Kabul soon, says envoy
KABUL: A high level Chinese delegation is visiting Kabul in near future for talks with Afghan officials on bilateral cooperation, the country’s envoy said on Thursday. Chinese Ambassador Liu Jingson said this during a meeting with Afghanistan National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar, said NSC spokesman and strategic relations head Qader Shah.
He told Afghan media two sides discussed expansion of bilateral relations, with Atmar praising China’s sincere efforts for regional peace and development.
Ambassador Liu Jingson said his country supported an Afghan-led and owned peace process and reconciliation efforts. The envoy reiterated commitment his county was ready to support Afghanistan in counter-terrorism efforts.
The NSA thanked the leadership of Chinese government for providing assistance to Afghanistan in various sectors and termed China’s role in political, economic and social development of the region as significant.
Liu said his country was ready to dispatch a high level delegation to Afghanistan to discuss expansion in bilateral cooperation and relations between the two countries.
The envoy added the delegation would discuss the Afghan peace process and would reaffirm commitment to counter-terrorism efforts and implementation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organizations (SCO)’s commitments.