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China, Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to cooperate on counter-terrorism and coordinate to call on the Taliban to return to the negotiating table and to move ahead with the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process, the Chinese foreign ministry said on 17 December 2018. On December 15, state councillor and foreign minister Wang Yi attended the second China, Afghanistan and Pakistan trilateral foreign ministers' dialogue in Kabul where a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on counter-terrorism was signed between the three countries.
The three countries will seize the opportunity and move ahead the Afghan-led, Afghan-owned reconciliation process with Afghanistan playing the primary role.
It was decided that Afghanistan and Pakistan will further improve their bilateral ties and engage in more sound interactions and resolve their differences through friendly consultations and avoid hurting bilateral ties.
China is a friend to both Afghanistan and Pakistan and would like to play a constructive part to help improve their bilateral ties.
The three countries have also decided to expand soft approach such as exchanges and training, and explore hard projects like livelihood and transportation and infrastructure.
It was also decided that the three sides will enhance regional connectivity and economic development within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, that Afghanistan could benefit from regional cooperation projects including the multi-billion China-Pakistan economic corridor by leveraging its unique geographic advantages.
They agreed to expand counter-terrorism cooperation by implementing the MoU on counter-terrorism signed during this second dialogue to enhance policy coordination, practical cooperation, exchanges and cooperation under the multilateral frameworks.
China will support Afghanistan and Pakistan in moving forward counter-terrorism cooperation. The Taliban are fighting to flush out international forces and re-establish their regime in Afghanistan after their ouster in 2001.