Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

‘AFGHAN STABILITY WILL BE IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF INDIA, US, CHINA’

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BEIJING: Afghanista­n’s stability is in the best interests of the US, China and India, the Afghan ambassador to China has said, adding that it is important for New Delhi and Beijing to build trust over Kabul regardless of other issues.

“Afghanista­n, as a stable country, will be in favour of countries such as the US, China and India,” the Global Times quoted ambassador Javid Ahmad Qaem as saying at a press meet with Chinese journalist­s in Beijing. “It is more important how we and Pakistan can build trust, and how China and India can build trust regarding Afghanista­n regardless of other issues. It is about peace in the whole region.”

Qaem’s remarks come ahead of the fourth China-Afghanista­n-Pakistan foreign ministers’ trilateral dialogue to be hosted virtually by Chinese state councillor and foreign minister Wang Yi on Thursday. Pakistan’s S M Qureshi and Afghanista­n’s M H Atmar will attend the meet.

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