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Chinese diplomat, Atmar talk security cooperation

Chinese diplomat, Atmar talk security cooperation

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Jul 31, 2016 - 15:17

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing on Sunday met Afghan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar and discussed economic, political and security issues.

The meeting took place days after a Talibaninfo-icon delegation headed by their political officehead in Qatar visited Beijing on July 21 and 22 at the invitation of Chinese authorities.

A statement from the National Security Council said Atmar thanked the Chinese government for its military supportthat recently arrived in Kabul.

He informed the Chinese ambassador about his recent trip to Moscow and stressed the need for joint action against terrorism -- a common enemy of all regional countries.

The Chinese envoy said Beijing attached high importance to its relations with Kabul and would continue helping Afghanistaninfo-icon.

He added Afghanistan’s security demands were under consideration of Chinese authorities.

Kabul formally issued no statement about Taliban’s trip to China, but Atmar and Jing are believed to have discussed the visit.

nh/mud

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