China to host trilateral meetings on peace, security

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 03:26 Written by  Heart of Asia Read 88 times

China’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Deng Xijun has invited President Ashraf Ghani to next year’s summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

 

The envoy briefed Ghani on the China-Afghanistan-Pakistan meeting aimed at regional economic cooperation and stability, a statement from the Presidential Officer said on Monday.

With an exact date for the summit to be announced later on, Ghani accepted the invitation to attend the event, which will be held in Beijing, the capital of China.

Xijun said Beijing wanted to organise three meetings among China, Afghanistan and Pakistan at the foreign minister level on security, peace and economic cooperation.

The president hailed China’s diplomatic efforts for regional peace and stability as vital. The president assured Afghanistan’s participation in the upcoming meetings.