Beijing welcomes Afghan power-sharing deal

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BEIJING: China on Monday welcomed the signing of power sharing agreement between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah and hoped all parties would build on momentum, work towards same goal, initiate intra-Afghan talks and promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. The afghan leaders have put the country and the people first and through consultations reached a consensus and signed the political agreement, Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said during his regular briefing held here. He said, it was great news for the country and the people of Afghanistan and as a neighbour and friend, China offered its congratulations.
“We hope parties in the country will build on the momentum, work towards same goal and initiate intra Afghan talks at an early date and promote peace and reconciliation process that is Afghan-owned and Afghan led and realise national peace, stability, unity and development”, he added.–Agencies