Pakistan, China, Afghanistan agree to increase cooperation to combat terrorism
Pakistan, China, and Afghanistan have agreed to encounter terrorism, security cooperation to combat that are posing threats to their common security.
In the third round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Strategic Dialogue held via video-link, a joint statement shared by the Foreign Office, the three countries urged for an orderly, responsible, and condition-based withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan to avoid potential terrorist resurgence.
The three sides also agreed that the return of Afghan refugees should also be a part of the peace and reconciliation process. Underlined the role of the international community for a time-bound and well-resourced roadmap for the return of Afghan refugees to their homeland with dignity and honor.
Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed to further strengthen dialogue and work for continuous improvement of bilateral relations.
The statement stated that China will continue to play a constructive role in improving Afghanistan-Pakistan relations. They reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening communication and coordination and enhancing mutual trust and cooperation under the trilateral cooperation mechanism.