China security assistance to AfghanistanChina has pledged to increase security cooperation with Afghanistan by providing security equipment, technology and training assistance.

The commitment was made by China’s President Xi Jinping during a meeting with his Afghan counterpart President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during the BRICS summit.

Security in Afghanistan was discussed by the leaders of the BRICS emerging nations which include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The pledge by Xi was followed days after Chinese officials observed the first tentative peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban.

Xi quoted in an official statement told his counterpart President Ghani “Increasing security cooperation suits both countries’ interests. China will continue to supply Afghanistan with security supplies, technology, equipment and training assistance.”

No further details were disclosed regarding the security assistance by China to Afghanistan.

China has long pledged security cooperation with Afghanistan in a bid to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan amid concerns by Beijing regarding the threats posed by separatist groups in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, which borders the Central Asian country.