China, Afghanistan, Pak take next steps on trilateral dialogue

'Pakistan faces challenges in building economic corridor with China'

The emphasis of both China and the USA must be preparing the two countries to fully coordinate on security issues, for which Pakistan has always shown willingness but the other side never reciprocated in the same manner rather created hurdles in the way of steps such as a robust border management.

"Besides Afghanistan in the context of regional cooperation for security and development, both sides will also review state of bilateral relations", the Spokesperson said in reference to the Chinese foreign minister's visit to Pakistan.

At the time, President Ashraf Ghani and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to the need for a joint fight against terrorism and extremism, to expand both regional cooperation and China's support in the Afghan peace process.

According to the press release, Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed to establish a crisis management mechanism, which would include prevention through timely and effective intelligence and information sharing and other mutually-agreed measures.

Beijing's diplomatic efforts came as relations between the two uneasy neighbors have deteriorated in the past two years over mutual allegations of sponsoring terrorist attacks on each other's soil. The Chinese side would support this mechanism.

"The three parties believe that peace and reconciliation is the fundamental solution to the Afghan issue, which could not be solved by violent means", he said.

"We acknowledge these sacrifices and will always support and stand with Pakistan", Wang said.

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It added that "the three parties believe that the Quadrilateral Coordination Group should be revived to create an enabling environment for peace talks and for Taliban to join the peace talks".

"While going forward, the key is for Pakistan and Afghanistan to have detailed consultations on how this mechanism would function and to reach early agreements on the operability of this mechanism". He also denied the reports that America's sale of high-tech defence items to India would have any adverse impact on Pakistan.

Wang visited Islamabad and Kabul on June 24 and 25. The President said China's serious efforts to maintain stability in Afghanistan and the region were the manifestation of their sincerity.

The Chinese foreign minister is to hold meeting with Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

Pakistan has deployed a 15,000-strong military force to protect Chinese nationals working on energy and infrastructure projects in the country, the president said on Sunday, after the abduction of a Chinese couple raised safety concerns.

Rabbani thanked China for its important role in peace, stability and economic development of Afghanistan.

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