China to raise Afghan Military Brigade in Afghanistan, equip and mantain Base
KABUL - General Mohammad Radmanesh, an Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman, has echoed China's high-ranking military officials who denied reports about the creation of a Chinese military base in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's Defense Ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanesh told Sputnik that efforts are under way to form a brigade and logistics for the Afghan military rather than a base for Chinese servicemen in the north-eastern province of Badakhshan.
"Earlier, the Afghan Defense Minister visited China to discuss the creation of a brigade in Badakhshan. China expressed its readiness to cooperate [with Afghanistan <link>] on technical equipment and maintenance of the base, as well as on other issues.
There is no question of creating a Chinese military base in Badakhshan," Radmanesh said.