China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a news conference at the Government Guesthouse in Hanoi, Vietnam April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Kham

The Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi has said Afghanistan has never been so close to peace as today as he urged all parties and factions to reach extensive political consensus through inclusive dialogue.

He made the remarks during a press conference after meeting the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.

“After years of war and turmoil in Afghanistan, peace has eventually become possible,” Wang was quoted as saying in a report by China’s CGTN News Channel.

Wang further added “We hope the negotiation between the United States and the Taliban can lead to a deal that is conducive to the process, and hope other multilateral mechanisms on the issue of Afghanistan can play positive roles for the process as well.”

The Foreign Minister of China reaffirmed his country’s support to Afghan reconciliation process and said China is willing to continue to play a constructive role for peace in Afghanistan and make contributions to its reconstruction.


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