The government of Afghanistan has signed four agreements with China to improve trade and commerce relations and bilateral economic ties. The agreements also cover the issues of humanitarian aid and travel permits for public servants of China and Afghanistan. The agreements were signed during President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Beijing, his first official trip abroad as president. Ghani and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, pledged for long term cooperation between the two countries.
The travel agreement will allow Afghan and Chinese government officials to visit each other’s country without requiring a visa. Announcing his support for the national unity government in Afghanistan, Chinese President Jinping said, "We will continue our strategic and friendly ties between Afghanistan and China. China is committed on supporting Afghanistan to protect its freedom, territorial integrity, security and development." China also offered to mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan on security related issues.