Chinese FM to visit Kabul, Islamabad soon for mediation: Sartaj

Islamabad:Sartaj Aziz Advisor to Prime Minister has said that China has expressed its willingness to mediate between Pakistan and Afghanistan for improving bilateral ties, radio Pakistan reported.

While talking to VOA, he said China will facilitate the negotiations between the two neighbors.

The advisor said China is ready to mediate for rapprochement between Afghanistan and Pakistan and for this purpose China’s foreign minister will undertake visits to Kabul and Islamabad in coming days.

He said the meeting between Afghan president Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Astana took place in friendly environment and both sides agreed that leveling allegations against
each other will not work, therefore, they should work to do away with trust deficit, he said.

Sartaj Aziz further said at the Astana meeting, it was agreed upon in principle that there is need for a mechanism for the redressed of each other’s concerns.

He hoped that bilateral relations will improve after the recent meeting between Ashraf Ghani and Nawaz Sharif.

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