A 10-day capacity building workshop for Afghan, Chinese and Pakistani young diplomats was started here on Monday in accordance with a decision made by the three countries to promote the peace process in Afghanistan.
China clashed with the U.S. and other Security Council members Monday over China’s insistence on including a reference to Beijing’s $1 trillion “belt and road” global infrastructure program in a resolution on the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan, diplomats said.
The fifth round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Practical Cooperation Dialogue (CAPPCD) was held here Friday wherein the three parties reiterated their support to a political settlement of the Afghan conflict through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process.
Representatives of China, Russia, and the US held their 3rd consultation on the Afghan peace process in Beijing on July 10-11 following which they also requested Pakistan to join for a surprise quadrilateral meeting.
The direct flights between Afghan capital Kabul and Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, with decrease in time and reduction in travel expenses, are widely welcomed by passengers, including business people, students and ordinary visitors.
A delegation of the Taliban has arrived in Iran as the movement is preparing for the seventh round of peace talks with the United States in the Qatari capital of Doha, a source who preferred to remain anonymous told media Tuesday.
China has vowed to take “necessary countermeasures" after US President Donald Trump escalated his trade war with Beijing; just hours after delegations from the two sides wrapped up a first day of trade negotiations in Washington.
"China firmly opposes the unilateral sanctions and so-called 'long-arm jurisdiction' that the US imposes on Iran, and regrets that such practices have escalated tensions on the Iranian nuclear issue," China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a regular press conference on Monday.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s ambition by now is clear: to reclaim his country’s global greatness and establish itself over time as the pre-eminent economic and political power, not only in Asia but across the world stage.
The United States said Tuesday it had approved the sale of 24 MH-60R helicopters to India, significantly boosting its emerging ally’s firepower to target submarines as China expands in the Indian Ocean.