Chinese Envoy lauds Pak role in facilitating Afghan peace process


ISLAMABAD: Chinese Special Envoy on Afghanistan, Ambassador Deng Xijun, called on the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi in Islamabad today.


Talking on the occasion, Tariq Fatemi said peace in Afghanistan was vital for stability in the region and highlighted Pakistan’s role in facilitating an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process.

Ambassador Deng Xijun lauded Pakistan’s role in facilitating peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan and commended Pakistan’s huge sacrifices in the fight against terrorism.

He reassured China’s continued support to Pakistan to address the common challenges faced by the region.

The two sides also discussed the forthcoming Ministerial Meeting of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process, which will be held in Islamabad next month and reaffirmed their commitment to work closely for its success.