Pakistan, China and Afghanistan sign MoU for elimination of terrorism
Pakistan, China and Afghanistan today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to boost mutual cooperation for elimination of terrorism in the region.
The MoU was signed at the conclusion of trilateral dialogue in Kabul today.
The MoU was signed by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmoud Qureshi and his Chinese and Afghan counterparts.
The signing was witnessed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Earlier,Foreign Ministers of Pakistan,China and Afghanistan held trilateral dialogue focused on the political settlement of the Afghan conflict and regional cooperation.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmoud Qureshi led Pakistani delegation whilst the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani represented their countries in the talks.
In their talks, the three sides reiterated their commitment for lasting peace in the region.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, during the dialogue reiterated Pakistan's stance that peace in Afghanistan can only be achieved through dialogue.
He said as a neighbour, Pakistan had suffered most due to the Afghan situation. The trio of delegations discussed the importance of China and Pakistan's technical assistance in different sectors for Afghanistan's progress. In his inaugural speech, Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani said collective efforts are required to address the common challenge of terrorism. He said we desire to strengthen our relations with Pakistan. The Afghan foreign minister also appreciated the Chinese one belt one road initiative.