China,Pakistan and Afghanistan come together for trilateral Summit 


Islamabad–Intellectuals, diplomats and experts from Pakistan, China and Afghanistan on the inaugural day of the second trilateral dialogue on “ChinaAfghanistanPakistan in Islamabad, have vowed to promote regional development, peace and security on Sunday.

The event which has been jointly organised by PakistanChina Institute with the help and cooperation of German organization Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Pakistan, will open dialogues on how to improve territorial cooperation between the three nations.

While addressing the summit the Chinese and Afghan envoys to Pakistan, assured that the three countries would join hands to draw a road-map for stronger cooperation at all levels in the region.

According to correspondents, while expressing full support for Afghan’s national unity, integrity and sovereignty, the Chinese ambassador said that China would extend its full support in the overall development of Afghanistan.He further expressed the hope that the trilateral summit will bring about regional peace, stability, and development.

Appreciating the strategy of Pakistan to fight extremism and terrorism, the Chinese ambassador sun Weidong said that, China will play an effective role in supporting Pakistan and Afghanistan in this mission to achieve peace and stability in the region.

Similarly, the Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Janan Mosazai, informed that the new government in Afghanistan would continue to launch a substantive and meaningful Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process of direct negotiations for peace and reconciliation with the armed opposition, including the Afghan Taliban. “We will continue to rely on help and support from our friends and partners, including both Pakistan and China, in this regard”, he said.

Ambassador Mosazai, in a comprehensive speech on the occasion, he said the three nations need to work on building confidence, nurturing trust and strengthening cooperation along the full spectrum of bilateral, trilateral and beyond relations.

Appreciating the efforts of the neighboring countries for this trilateral dialogue, the Afghan Ambassador said, “Let us tackle the threats and challenges together and reach out for the opportunities that exist to the benefit of peace, security, stability and prosperity for our people, our region and the wider World.”

He said, “Afghanistan attaches enormous importance to our relations with Both Pakistan and China, two next door neighbours with whom we have so much in common.”

He said all three countries, Afghanistan, Pakistan and China face common challenges like security, stability and economic developments, and terrorism.

He said, “We must come together in closer, more result-oriented cooperation and coordination among our three countries as well as more broadly at the regional level.”

Referring to common threat of terrorism, the Afghan Ambassador said his country is fully committed to and prepared for any and all cooperation in this area and at any level to fight this menace so that maximum efforts could be made for economic cooperation and regional economic integration and to address poverty and deprivation which are the real root cause of instability.

The twoday Summit will come to an end on Monday.

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