Terrorism a common enemy: China
KABUL (Pajhwok): China’s visiting minister of public security on Sunday called on President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah and National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar.
Heading a high-level delegation, Guo Shengkun discussed with Ghani enhanced trade ties between Kabul and Beijing, as well as efforts for peace in Afghanistan.
The two sides agreed on steps for implementing the decisions Afghan and Chinese presidents had made during Ghani’s visit to Beijing, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.
Ghani applauded China’s assistance to Afghanistan over the past 14 years, hailing Beijing as a good friend that was committed to the region’s stability and economic growth.
The minister also met CEO Abdullah on agreements the two countries signed recently. Abdullah hoped the accords would help boost bilateral cooperation in different spheres.
Shengkun vehemently denounced a spate of recent attacks in Afghanistan, saying terrorism was a common enemy of the two countries. He pledged joint efforts to eradicate the scourge.
At a separate meeting, Atmar and Shengkun conferred on stepped-up cooperation in areas of security, economy and a joint struggle against terrorism.
China’s role in equipping and training Afghan police also figure at the talks that also covered border security.
The Chinese minister reiterated Beijing’s commitment to strengthening Afghan police and lauded their role in enforcing peace and combating terrorism.
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