China has hailed Afghanistan’s role important for regional security.

In a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in Presidential Palace on Monday, China’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Deng Xijun said that his country will jointly work with Afghanistan for eliminating terrorism.

“Afghanistan is an important partner of China and to that end we work jointly with Afghanistan to eliminate terrorism in the region and ensure lasting peace and economic development in the country,” he said.

President Ghani told Chinese representative that peace in Afghanistan has two dimensions, first peace with Pakistan and second peace with the Taliban.

He said that the government of Pakistan should take action against the terrorist groups that declare war against the people of Afghanistan and by doing that show their cooperation and sincerity in fighting terrorism and ensuring lasting peace in Afghanistan.

President called terrorism a shared threat for Afghanistan, Pakistan and the region and urged joint and sincere commitment to fight this ominous phenomenon in order to eliminate it.

The President said that dignified and lasting peace is the basic need of Afghanistan.