Pak-Afghan consensus may create sound environment for peace, development in region — China

Pak-Afghan consensus may create sound environment for peace, development in region — China
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said this consensus could create a sound environment for peace and stability in Afghanistan as well as peace and development of the two countries and the region. (Shutterstock)
Updated 15 May 2018

Pak-Afghan consensus may create sound environment for peace, development in region — China

Pak-Afghan consensus may create sound environment for peace, development in region — China
  • Both Afghanistan and Pakistan had agreed in the meeting held in Islamabad on Monday that effective and full implementation of APAPPS would contribute toward the common objectives of eliminating terrorism and achieving peace
  • A Chinese foreign ministry spokespersons aid as a neighbor and friend of the two states, the Chinese side was willing to play a constructive role in this regard and promote trilateral cooperation

BEIJING: A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, while commenting on the meeting of Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) on Tuesday said this consensus could create a sound environment for peace and stability in Afghanistan as well as peace and development of the two countries and the region.
“We believe this consensus can create a sound environment for peace and stability for Afghanistan as well as peace and development of the two countries and the region,” Lu Kang said during his regular press briefing held here.
Both Afghanistan and Pakistan had agreed in the meeting held in Islamabad on Monday that effective and full implementation of APAPPS would contribute toward the common objectives of eliminating terrorism and achieving peace, stability, prosperity, and development of the people of the two countries.
The spokesperson said as a neighbor and friend of the two states, the Chinese side was willing to play a constructive role in this regard and promote trilateral cooperation.
In pursuance of the seven principles agreed in the meeting between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during his visit to Kabul last month, the two sides had finalized the Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).
APAPPS provides a framework to strengthen mutual trust and deepen interaction in all spheres of bilateral engagements. It is also a mechanism for finding solutions to bilateral areas of concern.