Beijing (Web Desk): The first trilateral China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Minister’s Dialogue is being held in Beijing to discuss development, connectivity, security and counter-terrorism.
According to details, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, who is representing Pakistan at the dialogue, emphasised that peace is the collective goal of the three neighbourly nations.
Peace and development are in the interests of all the three countries, he said.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed optimism about the outcome of the dialogue, which is part of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s initiative for strengthening of relations and developing cooperation between the three countries.
According to the spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry, Hua Chunying, the three foreign ministers will have an in-depth exchange on political mutual trust, reconciliation, development, security cooperation and counter-terrorism.
She said as a common neighbour and friend of Afghanistan and Pakistan, China has always supported friendly cooperation between the two countries and their common development.
Earlier, on the sidelines of the dialogue, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif also had a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.