China India kick off joint training programme of Afghan diplomats

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China India kick off joint training programme of Afghan diplomats

BEIJING - China and India have kicked off second phase of the historic training of the Afghan diplomats.

The second phase of training programme of 10 Afghan diplomats in Beijing began on Monday as part of the joint project by India and China. In the 1st phase the Afghan diplomats were trained at the Foreign Service Institute in Delhi from 15th to 26th October.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Chief of Mission of Indian embassy in Bejing Dr Acquino Vimal said," India is firmly committed in Afghanistan’s efforts to emerge as a united, peaceful, secure, stable, inclusive and economically vibrant nation. India and Afghanistan are close neighbours as well as strategic and development partners."

He added that all the efforts of India as the development partner of Afghanistan has been based on the "priorities set by Government and the people of Afghanistan and this has been our fundamental basis for any development partnership."