CHINA China calls for more int'l cooperation for Afghanistan peace, reconciliation

CHINA

China calls for more int'l cooperation for Afghanistan peace, reconciliation

Xinhua

19:43, March 30, 2021

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BEIJING, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday called on the international community to play a more important role in promoting peace and development and building consensus in Afghanistan.

Wang made the remarks when attending the ninth foreign ministers' conference of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan via video link.

The current peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan is at an important juncture and the political settlement of the Afghan issue is facing a historic opportunity, he said.

China will do its best to continue to support, mediate and facilitate the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan, and make joint efforts with all parties in the Istanbul Process and the international community to support and help Afghanistan achieve peace and development at an early date, said Wang.

The Istanbul Process on Afghanistan was established in 2011 as a regional cooperation mechanism concerning the Afghan issue.

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