3rd round of Pak-China-Afghan dialogue to be held today

ISLAMABAD: The third round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral foreign ministers’ dialogue will be held today under the Chairmanship of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad.

According to a statement released by the Foreign Office, State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi and Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani will lead their respective delegations.

The agenda of the dialogue focuses on political relations and the peace process, security cooperation and counter-terrorism, and development cooperation and connectivity.

China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue was established in 2017 as a means of trilateral cooperation on issues of mutual interest and with a particular focus on cooperation in economic development and peace and security.

The first meeting of the tripartite dialogue was held in Beijing in 2017 while the second meeting was held in Kabul in December 2018. The dialogue provides an opportunity to illustrate the joint efforts made by the three countries on political cooperation and facilitating Afghan peace and reconciliation process since the last round.