KABUL: A trilateral contact recently established between China , Afghanistan and Pakistan would be helpful in fighting against terrorism and ensuring peace in the region, a senior Chinese diplomat in Kabul said on Saturday, Pajhwok news has reported.
Zhang Zhixin, Charge d'Affairs at the Chinese Embassy in Kabul, said this while addressing a seminar involving Afghan and Chinese experts titled, ‘Afghanistan-China Bilateral Relations’ organized by the Center for Strategic and Regional Studies (CSRS) here.
Abdul Baqi Amin, head of CSRS, addressing the meeting, termed China as a kind and honest neighbor of Afghanistan and said Afghanistan needed China’s help in developing its industry, agriculture and economy.
He said China also needed Afghanistan . Calling China’s role as important in the Afghan-lead peace talks, he said: “China also can play an important role reaching understandings between Russia and the US as well as between Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
He said his country always supported advancement in the Afghan peace process and development, business and stability in Afghanistan .
Abdul Karim Khuram, former president Hamid Karzai’s chief of staff, also said Afghanistan-China relationship was important and China could help Afghanistan in areas of agriculture, economy, business development and peace and stability.
This relation should be positively used and the relations between the two countries needed to be further improved, he concluded.