Chinese Foreign Minister Mr. Wang Yi arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday to meet with the Afghan government officials and discuss the issues of mutual interest between the two nations.
Mr. Wang Yi, speaking during a press conference with his Afghan counterpart, Zarar Ahmad Osmani, said Beijing supports the bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington.
However, he insisted that the signing of the bilateral security agreement between the two nations should ensure peace and stability in the region.
He also added that Beijing expects that the bilateral relations between Kabul and Washington further strengthen the national sovereignty of Afghanistan, and ensure peace and stability and development of Afghanistan.
Wang Yi also said that we expect the regional concerns should be respected and fully considered while signing the bilateral security agreement.
In the meantime, Afghan foreign minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani said the draft agreement between Kabul and Washington has been prepared, and the agreement will be signed without any amendments.
Mr. Osmani further added that security transition, upcoming elections and Afghan peace process, were among the main topics which were discussed during his meeting with his Chinese counterpart.
He also welcomed China’s commitment for training and equipping Afghan national security forces, and said Afghanistan will require further commitments from China beyond 2014.
Osmani also added that the government of Afghanistan expects Beijing’s cooperation in persuading Pakistan to assist Afghanistan in organizing a peaceful election.