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After skipping India’s security dialogue on Afghanistan, China to attend Pakistan’s Troika Plus meet

China stated on Wednesday that it’s going to attend a gathering on Afghanistan convened by its all-weather ally Pakistan, after skipping a safety dialogue hosted by India on the scenario within the war-torn nation, citing “scheduling causes”.

Pakistan will host senior diplomats from the US, China and Russia in Islamabad on Thursday to debate the scenario in neighbouring Afghanistan. The Troika Plus assembly shall be attended by particular representatives from all 4 international locations.

Requested whether or not China would attend the assembly in Islamabad, Chinese language Overseas Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin instructed a media briefing right here that “China helps Pakistan in internet hosting this prolonged assembly of the China-US-Russia session mechanism and helps all worldwide efforts conducive to selling peace and stability in Afghanistan and constructing consensus amongst all events.”

“Yue Xiaoyong, Particular Envoy for Afghan affairs of the Chinese language Overseas Ministry, will lead a delegation to attend the assembly,” he stated.

On Tuesday, Wang stated that China wouldn’t attend the safety dialogue on Afghanistan convened by India on account of “scheduling causes”. He stated China has notified the Indian aspect in reply.

Nationwide Safety Advisor Ajit Doval on Wednesday chaired an eight-nation dialogue in New Delhi which was attended by officers from Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

All-weather allies China and Pakistan adopted a coordinated coverage after the Taliban took management of Afghanistan backing the Afghan militant group and getting worldwide recognition for its interim authorities.

In the meantime in Islamabad, the Overseas Workplace stated on Wednesday that Pakistan attaches excessive significance to the Troika Plus mechanism on the scenario in Afghanistan and hopes that ?deliberations of the assembly would contribute to the continuing efforts for reaching lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan?.

The assembly shall be inaugurated by Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

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