Xi strongly backs Afghanistan at regional conference

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Chinese leader Xi Jinping issued strong backing for Afghanistan at a regional conference on Thursday

Xi pledged China’s support in a message to a gathering of representatives from Afghanistan, China, Russia, Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in a central Chinese city,

A “peaceful, stable, developed and prosperous Afghanistan” is what Afghans aspire to, which “serves the common interests of regional countries and the international community,” Xi said.

“China has all along respected Afghanistan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, and is committed to supporting Afghanistan’s peaceful and stable development,” Xi said in his message to the gathering in Tunxi, President Xi Jinping Delivers Written Remarks at the Third Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Among the Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan.

President Xi Jinping delivered written remarks at the third Foreign Ministers’ Meeting among the Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan.

participating countries, and we form a community with a shared future linked by the same mountains and rivers who would rise and fall together,” said President Xi.

He also noted that a peaceful, stable, developing and prosperous Afghanistan is the aspiration of all the Afghan people. It is also in the common interests of regional countries and the international community. “Afghanistan is a common neighbor and partner of all President Xi pointed out that having gone through so much in the past, Afghanistan is in urgent need of development in many areas. The country has come to a critical point of transition from chaos to order and development.

The coordination and cooperation mechanism among neighbors of Afghanistan, since its launch last September, has endeavored to bring into play the strengths of neighboring countries, thus playing a constructive role in promoting the steady transition in Afghanistan.

neighborliness are invaluable to a country. China always respects Afghanistan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, and has committed to supporting its pursuit of peace, stability President Xi underscored that amity and good

President Xi concluded his remarks by stressing that the neighboring countries of Afghanistan should do their best to build consensus and coordinate efforts to support the people of Afghanistan in building a brighter future.

 

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