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China, Afghanistan agree to strengthen cooperation in all fields

Updated: Jun 25,2017 8:47 AM     Xinhua

KABUL — Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi agreed on June 24 that the two countries will further strengthen cooperation in all fields.

Afghanistan-China relations have been continuously making positive progress in recent years, said Abdullah, adding that the Belt and Road Initiative brought about new opportunities for cooperation.

He said Afghanistan is willing to boost cooperation with China in fighting terrorism and make joint efforts to maintain regional peace and stability.

The Chinese foreign minister said the two countries have made pragmatic achievements through cooperation in various fields. China is willing to work together with Afghanistan in implementing the Belt and Road Initiative, strengthen cooperation in the fields of interconnectivity and intercommunication, improve people’s welfare and boost socio-economic development.

Wang expressed gratitude for the Afghan side for support in the crack down on the “East Turkistan Islamic Movement” terrorist group, and said China supports Afghanistan in promoting the inclusive reconciliation process.

He said that as a common friend for both Afghanistan and Pakistan, China sincerely hopes that the two countries can enhance communications, strengthen mutual trust and send out positive signals to the international society.