Pakistan, China, Afghanistan agree to further accelerate efforts for regional peace, cooperation

ISLAMABAD, Sep 7 (APP):Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi and Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani Saturday agreed to continue their joint efforts for building political mutual trust and supporting reconciliation, regional peace and stability, development cooperation and connectivity, security cooperation and counter-terrorism as key areas of the trilateral cooperation.

A joint statement issued here after the 3rd Session of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ dialogue, the three sides particularly underlined the need for an inclusive, Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process leading to a comprehensive agreement for durable peace and stability in Afghanistan.

“Based on respect for the will of the Afghan people, while appreciating the efforts made by the Government of Afghanistan, China and Pakistan expressed their continued support for Afghanistan’s peace and reconciliation process as well as for the efforts towards reconstruction and economic development in the country,” it added.

The three sides noted with satisfaction the progress made under the trilateral cooperation since the 2nd dialogue held in Kabul last year. The three foreign ministers reiterated their resolve to further deepen various strands of trilateral cooperation.