2nd Round of China- Pakistan Consultation on Regional Situation including Afghanistan held

Islamabad: China and Pakistan held the second round of bilateral consultation on regional situation including Afghanistan in Beijing the other day. The consultation was co-chaired by Ambassador Luo Zhaohui, Director General of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and Ambassador Syed Ibne Abbas, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan.

The two sides agreed that achieving political reconciliation is the critical step towards peace and stability in Afghanistan. The two sides reaffirmed their support for the “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned” peace and reconciliation process.

The two sides agreed that the international community should remain constructively engaged with Afghanistan and create favourable conditions for reconciliation, respecting the history, cultural traditions and sovereignty and territorial integrity of Afghanistan.

The two sides agreed to work for a symposium on regional connectivity hosted by relevant think-tanks.