Afghanistan, Pakistan, China FMs meet in Kabul
(15 Dec 2018) Afghanistan, Pakistan and China met in the Afghan capital to discuss trade, development and ending the region's relentless conflicts.
The countries' Foreign Ministers discussed on Saturday everything from regional economic development to counterterrorism. It is the second such meeting of the three neighbouring countries.
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was on his second visit to Kabul since assuming office. Pakistan and Afghanistan have long accused each other of failing to combat the Taliban and other militant groups that operate along their porous border.
Qureshi added that the region "can only defeat terrorism if we join hands" and terror organisations will take full advantage of the inability of the neighbouring countries to achieve peace.
China has lent tens of billions of US dollars to Pakistan and the two countries have forged close economic ties as part of Beijing's "One Belt, One Road" policy of expanding trade links across Asia.
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