Chinese FM Qin due today for trilateral Afghan dialogue

Qin Gang China foreign minister
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State Councillor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang will visit Pakistan from May 5 to 6 and attend the

China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue in Pakistan, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Mao Ning announced in Beijing Thursday.

Sharing the relevant arrangements for the visit, she said that this is the first visit of State Councillor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang to Pakistan.

She remarked that the visit of Qin Gang is also an important part of the recent intensive interaction between China and Pakistan. During the visit, the China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister will meet with the leaders of Pakistan, and co-chair the fourth strategic dialogue between the foreign ministers of China and Pakistan with Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

“Qin Gang will conduct face-to-face and in-depth communication on the relations between the two countries and the international and regional situation,” she added.

Mao Ning said that China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners and “hardcore” friends, and the friendship between the two countries has been strong for a long time.

Mao Ning said that the meeting of the foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries and the dialogue between the foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan and Pakistan are important platforms for exchanges and cooperation on Afghanistan-related issues, which helps to gather the consensus of regional countries on the Arab issue.