China, Pakistan, Afghanistan FMs to meet by year’s end: Wang Yi


BEIJING, Sep 8 (APP): The foreign ministers of China, Pakistan
and Afghanistan will hold a formal meeting for the first time by the
end of this year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday.
Addressing a joint press conference with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, who arrived here early this morning, he said
“We have identified three priority areas which are strategic
communication, security dialogue and practical cooperation.”
“On that basis, we will work on the tri-lateral
cooperation starting from the easier matters, and with a goal of establishing a new platform for regional cooperation,” he added.
Wang Yi, said China will continue to support Pakistan in the war against terrorism, adding that peace in Afghanistan remains in the
interest of both the countries. “China wants improved relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan.”
Khawaja Muhammad Asif said the relations between China and Pakistan were exemplary and Pakistan deeply valued China’s support for
the country’s territorial integrity.
He said there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict
and the Kabul-Islamabad issues should be resolved through political
“The solution to the Afghan problem is fundamentally a political and not a military one,” he added.