Ayaz Gul VOA News December 27, 2016 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Russia, China and Pakistan bowed to Afghan complaints Tuesday, announcing after talks in Moscow that Kabul will be invited to participate in future meetings on the threat posed by Islamic State militants in Afghanistan. Afghan officials had objected to being left out of the three-way talks
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 26, 2016 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Top Foreign Ministry officials from China, Pakistan and Russia will meet in Moscow on Tuesday to review what they perceive as a “gradually growing” threat to their frontiers posed by Islamic State extremists in Afghanistan. “This is an existing forum for undertaking informal discussions on issues
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 17, 2016 ISLAMABAD — Russia, Pakistan and China will hold the next round of three-way counterterrorism talks in Moscow December 27, primarily focusing on turmoil-hit Afghanistan. Russian Ambassador to Islamabad Alexey Dedov disclosed the details in an interview to state-run Pakistani radio. This will be the third meeting of the “trilateral
Reuters: China’s Defence Ministry on Wednesday dismissed reports Chinese military vehicles were patrolling inside Afghanistan, after an Indian media outlet said Chinese security forces were making regular patrols there. Click here to read more (external link).
The Express Tribune: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a great economic development project and Afghanistan has expressed desire to become a part of it. “CPEC is a great project that is equally relevant to Afghanistan, like Pakistan,” Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Dr Omar Zakhilwal said during an interview, according to Radio Pakistan. Click here to read more
Khaama Press: The first ever cargo train from China arrived in the main Hairatan port located in North of Afghanistan on Wednesday, boosting hopes among the Afghan officials to find access to alternative routes for transit. The train carrying loads of consignments arrived in Hairatan carrying a sign (Central Asia Trains). The cargo train apparently left Nantong in
1TV: The first train carrying freight containers from China to Afghanistan left the eastern Chinese city of Nantong on Thursday afternoon, CCTV reported. The train will leave China through the Alataw Pass in Xinjiang. It will then pass through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan before arriving [at] Hairatan after, a border town and a port in the north of Afghanistan.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 5, 2016 Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan have joined China in a military alliance aimed at countering Islamist militancy, officials said. Military leaders from the four countries gathered on August 4 in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang to announce the alliance, the Pakistani Army said. Known as the Quadrilateral Cooperation and
Reuters: China’s defense minister met the head of Afghanistan’s army, thanking him for Kabul’s support in fighting what Beijing says is an extremist group that seeks to split off its western region of Xinjiang. China has long been concerned that instability in Afghanistan will spill over into violence-prone Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people, where hundreds
VOA News Ayaz Gul July 31, 2016 ISLAMABAD—The Afghan government has shown its displeasure over reports that a Taliban delegation visited China, saying Beijing should not provide “a platform” to groups that are involved in the killing of Afghans. Afghan security forces meanwhile have retaken control of a southern district they briefly lost to Taliban