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China’s Position on the China-US Economic and Trade Consultations

(June 2019) The State Council Information Office of The People’s Republic of China Contents Preface………………………………………………………………………… 3 I. Economic and trade friction provoked by the US damages the interests of both countries and of the wider world…………………………………………………..  4 II. The US has backtracked on its commitments in the China-US economic and trade …

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Moscow to host meeting on Afghanistan next week

KABUL: A number of Afghan politicians, including former President Hamid Karzai, and a number of Taliban members have been invited to attend a meeting in Moscow next week in which they will discuss issues about Afghanistan, especially the peace process.  The meeting will be held on May 27 to commemorate the 100 years of …

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China helping vulnerable Afghans

By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) to help Afghan vulnerable refugees and Internal Displace Person (IDPs) based in Kabul. “Today we have signed the agreement to donate materials to needy refugees,” …

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Khalilzad to brief US Senate on Afghan peace efforts

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is appearing before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday for a closed hearing on the Afghan reconciliation process, said US Senate Foreign Relations Committee.   It is expected that Khalilzad will brief the committee on his talks with Abdul …

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India wants a peaceful Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: India on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to a process that can help Afghanistan emerge as a united, peaceful, inclusive and economically vibrant nation. Any peace agreement in Afghanistan must guarantee gender equality and respect for human rights. The Indian minister of external affairs said Sushma Swaraj, …

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EU envoy, Mullah Baradar discuss Afghan peace process

AT Mentoring Desk KABUL: European Union Special Envoy for Afghanistan Roland Kobia has met Taliban’s political office head Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Qatar. Mohammad Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for Taliban’s Qatar office, said Roland Kobia and Baradar discussed the current situation in Afghanistan, talks with the US, prevention of civilian …

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US solider jailed for killing Afghan citizen freed

 AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Convicted of killing an Afghan citizen, a US soldier has been freed from a military correctional facility on Fort Leavenworth in northeastern Kansas As he was released after eight years in prison, US Army National Guard Sgt. Derrick Miller’s mother Renee Myers cried: “Ah, my baby.” …

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