China holds trilateral with Pakistan, Afghanistan

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 7

A day after India participated in a gathering of regional international locations on selling peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan held a Foreign Secretary-level trilateral with Afghanistan and China.

India had participated through video convention in a convention that had about 20 regional international locations deliberating on selling unity and stability in Afghanistan. Delivering his tackle, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani singled out Prime Minister Narendra Modi for offering Covid-related help to Afghanistan and for initiating the SAARC leaders’ assembly for coordinated efforts within the area.

A day later, the third China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral noticed Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui (former Chinese envoy to India), Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Mirwais Nab and Pakistan Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood focus on in higher depth the unfolding peace course of together with problems with launch of prisoners and the return of refugees.

Both China and Pakistan appreciated the efforts by the Ghani authorities and “relevant parties” (Taliban) in expediting the alternate of the prisoners to pave the best way for the beginning of the intra-Afghan negotiations. They additionally agreed that the return of Afghan refugees needs to be a part of the peace and reconciliation course of. India has nearly no position on each these points.

The trilateral joint assertion pointedly supported the World Health Organisation’s “leading role” in coordinating world COVID-19 response. China in flip has promised a constructive position in implementing the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).

Significantly, the three sides agreed to proceed to strengthen counter-terrorism and safety cooperation. They additionally resolved to fight the “East Turkistan Islamic Movement”, and all different terrorist forces and networks posing threats to the widespread safety of the three international locations.


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