China hails resumption of Pak-Afghan trade

China hails resumption of Pak-Afghan trade

Beijing (Web Desk): China has welcomed resumption of trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Hua Chunying said China wants to see better relations between the two sides and economic growth of Islamabad and Kabul after both the countries overcame impact of COVID-19 pandemic. She said we will like to play a constructive role in this regard.

The spokesperson said we are pleased to see Gwadar port and other CPEC projects playing a positive role and will like to work with both Pakistan and Afghanistan to this end.

Pakistan has opened five key routes with Afghanistan for bilateral and transit trade over the past weeks to help war-ravaged Afghanistan boost trade.

These border crossings are now operationalized for 24 hours a day and six days a week to facilitate cross-border trade, which has been affected due to COVID-19 pandemic in both countries.