China appreciates Pakistan’s help in Afghan peace process

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 6 (APP): Newly appointed Chinese Special Envoy
on Afghanistan, Ambassador Deng Xijun on Friday lauded Pakistan’s
role in facilitating peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan
and expressed the hope that it will ensure peace and security in the
region.
Talking to Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to Prime
Minister on Foreign Affairs, the Chinese Special Envoy on
Afghanistan also commended Pakistan’s concerted efforts and huge
sacrifices, in the fight against terrorism.
He reassured China’s continued support to Pakistan to address
the common challenges faced by the region.
Tariq Fatemi felicitated Ambassador Deng Xijun on his
appointment as Special Envoy and expressed hope that his presence
would further strengthen the close cooperation and understanding,
which the two sides enjoyed on important regional issues.
He underscored that peace in Afghanistan was vital for the
peace and stability of the entire region and highlighted Pakistan’s
role in facilitating an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation
process.
He emphasized that Pakistan and China had convergent interests
and shared goals vis-…-vis Afghanistan and welcomed China’s growing
engagement with Afghanistan, as well as its efforts for peace and
development in the country.
The two sides also discussed the forthcoming Ministerial
Meeting of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process, which will be held in
Islamabad next month, and reaffirmed their commitment to work
closely for its success.