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China to carry out shuttle diplomacy for Pakistan, Afghanistan

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Jeannie Matthews | 27 June, 2017, 03:37

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi voiced support for an "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process" to end the decades-old conflict in the country during his unannounced trip to Kabul on Saturday. Wang was quoted by China's Xinhua news agency as saying that tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan are not conducive to their stability and development as well as regional cooperation, calling on both countries to meet each other halfway so as to improve bilateral ties.

The three parties are all committed to maintaining regional peace and stability, enhancing regional connectivity and economic cooperation and promoting shared security and development.

We expect the mediation effort taken by China on its shoulders will be pursued with utmost urgency and both the sides will also avail this offer to ensure peaceful relationship which is necessary to fighting the curse of terrorism plaguing both the countries for well over a decade now.

"This visit is an important step forward in improvement of relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan", Geng added. "This would enable the two sides to maintain timely and effective communications in case of emergencies, including terrorist attacks", it said. The Chinese side would support this mechanism.

According to the statement, Afghanistan and Pakistan has agreed to establish a crisis management mechanism, which will include prevention through timely and effective intelligence and information sharing and other mutually agreed measures.

The three parties believed that peace and reconciliation was the fundamental solution to the Afghan issue, which could not be solved by violent means.

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Foreign Minister Wang Yi was scheduled to speak in Islamabad on Sunday, a day after meeting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul.

The Chinese foreign minister is to hold meeting with Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. "My message through this to Islamabad is that Afghanistan has witnessed continuous war for the last 40 years and most of the times it is being said that intentions of Pakistan is to intervene in the internal affairs of Afghanistan", Hamid Sahil, political and educational activist and President of UEL Afghan Society, said.

He said that Pakistan and China have agreed to strengthen mutual cooperation and coordination in dealing with the common challenges to peace and security.

Meanwhile, a senior Trump official yesterday said that India and the United States have a common objective in Afghanistan, and the two countries could increase their cooperation to enhance the Afghan economy.

Talking about bilateral relations with China, Aziz said that "Pakistan's relations with China are the cornerstone of our foreign policy".

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