KABUL: Afghan former Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta has described China as a good neighbor of Afghanistan and stressed for further boosting of bilateral relations between the two nations.
Addressing a function here to mark 64th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Afghanistan and China, Spanta said "we are happy that China is our neighbor, a good neighbor that has developed in all fields."
"Sino-Afghan relations are based on co-existence, non-interference and mutual interests in the course of history and we want further enhancing relations between the two nations," the former Afghan foreign minister and ex-national security advisor said.
Speaking at the function organized by Afghanistan-China Friendship Association, a non-government entity, Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jingsong said that Sino-Afghan relations stood the test of changes in the international landscape, and have positioned as a model for China's relations with its neighbors.
He said China treasures friendship with Afghanistan since the establishment of diplomatic relations.