China hopes Pak-Afghan relations will develop in healthy, stable manner

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BEIJING, Sep 18 (APP): Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson Tuesday hoped that Afghanistan and Pakistan’s relations would develop in a healthy and stable manner.
He was commenting on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s recent visit to Afghanistan.
“As a common neighbour and friend of Afghanistan and Pakistan, China hopes that Afghanistan and Pakistan relations will develop in a healthy and stable manner,” Geng Shuang said during his regular press briefing held here.
While appreciating the positive attitudes of both sides, he said that China supports the implementation of the “Afghan Peace and Solidarity Action Plan” by both sides and jointly promotes the Afghan reconciliation process.
“China is willing to continue to play a constructive role in improving relations between the two countries and actively promote the cooperation between China and Pakistan,” he added.
The spokesperson said that the Chinese side is maintaining close communication with the Afghan side and the Pakistani side on the specific arrangements for the second tripartite foreign minister’s dialogue.