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China says peace in Afghanistan possible

AT Monitoring Desk

KABUL: China Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the Afghan people have never been so close to peace as today despite that uncertainties still exist in the war-torn country.

Moreover, he called for an inclusive dialogue among the Afghans, according to ECNS report.

“After years of war and turmoil in Afghanistan, peace has eventually become possible,” Wang told reporters after meeting with Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon.

As neighbors of Afghanistan, China and Tajikistan have coordinated stances on how to promote reconciliation and reconstruction in the country, Wang said.

He urged all parties and factions in Afghanistan to reach extensive political consensuses through inclusive dialogue and facilitate the “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned” political process.

“We hope the negotiation between the United States and the Taliban can lead to a deal that is conducive to the process, and hope other multilateral mechanisms on the issue of Afghanistan can play positive roles for the process as well,” he noted.

China has never interfered in Afghanistan’s internal affairs, Wang said, adding that China is willing to continue to play a constructive role for peace in Afghanistan and make contributions to its reconstruction.

Recently in a move to deepen cooperation among Asian countries and to promote ancient civilizations and cultural heritages, China hosted a conference on dialogue of Asian civilizations in Beijing – an initiative bringing together over 2,000 officials and envoys from 47 countries.

This conference and its cultural events are part of China’s effort to foment a spirit of mutual respect and understanding of rich Asian culture and ancient civilizations and histories in a bid to help foster stronger bonds among the Asian nations.

The Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech in the opening ceremony stressed a need to buttress cultural exchanges among Asian nations to foster stronger cooperation in a bid to address challenges ahead. “The intensifying global challenges humanity is facing now require concerted effort from countries across the world. Asian civilizations write ‘brilliant chapter’ in human civilization Asian civilizations have written a brilliant chapter in human civilization. Being one of the earliest human settlements and a major birthplace of human civilization,” he said.

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