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China, Afghanistan relations expanding: Dostum

China, Afghanistan relations expanding: Dostum

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Aug 07, 2018 - 15:54

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum and Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistaninfo-icon Lu Jing Sung have met and discussed bilateral and regional issues, a media report said on Tuesday.
Dostum dubbed China, the most important country in global affairs and worldinfo-icon and regional economic development, BNA reported.
The first vice-president said that the people of China had historic and friendly relations with the Afghan people which have been expanding, the agency quoted.
Dostum also noted that the People’s Republic of China, besides providing economic cooperation with the people of Afghanistan and taking part in megaprojects, can play active role in the establishment of peace.
Meanwhile, Chinese ambassador assured of his country’s continued cooperation with the government and people of Afghanistan, the agency added. “Peace in Afghanistan was in the interest of all regional countries and we hope peace restored in Afghanistan and would cooperate in this area,” said the ambassador as quoted by the government run agency.
According to another report, earlier the country’s first vice-president met with Indian ambassador and discussed some issues related to the two countries relations and the ongoing regional matters. Gen. Dostum called India as a close friend of Afghanistan which stood alongside the people of Afghanistan during hard conditions and that India was effective in reconstructioninfo-icon and rehabilitation processes of Afghanistan. He reminded that tens of Afghan youths were going to India for higher educationinfo-icon, but hoped the scholarships increased hereinafter. Indian Liu, also assured of his country’s economic, technical and cultural cooperation with the people of Afghanistan.
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