Chinese ambassador in Afghanistan Wang Yu, in a meeting with M. Masoom Stanekzai, the chief of the government’s negotiating team, said that Beijing will always support Afghan peace efforts.
During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on the Afghan peace process, saying “China will always support the country’s reconciliation efforts and hopes to see progress”.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has invited delegations of China and Taliban to discuss about the peace process.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said talks with a delegation of Taliban leaders would be held on Tuesday, to be followed by a visit by Chinese special envoy for Afghanistan, Liu Jian, to ensure a “coordinated and considered approach” toward peace.
The dates for Liu’s visit have yet to be announced.
“We can’t impose our decisions,” Qureshi told a news conference in Islamabad on Monday. “We acknowledge and respect Afghanistan’s sovereignty and we are trying to make progress in these engagements.”