Inaugural Strategic Dialogue by China- Afghanistan militaries held in Beijing

Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Huang Panyue
2016-08-08 10:41

General Fang Fenghui (L), member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the Joint Staff Department under the CMC, accompanies General Qadam Shah Shahim (R), chief of general staff of the Afghan National Army, to review the honor guard of the three services of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) before the Inaugural Strategic Dialogue by China- Afghanistan Armed Forces in Beijing on the morning of August 5, 2016. (81.cn/ Li Xiaowei)

BEIJING, Aug 5 (ChinaMil) -- The Inaugural Strategic Dialogue by China- Afghanistan Armed Forces was held in Beijing on the morning of August 5, 2016. General Fang Fenghui, member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the Joint Staff Department of the CMC, met with General Qadam Shah Shahim, chief of general staff of the Afghan National Army, in Beijing on August 5, 2016.

General Fang Fenghui said that the international terrorist activities now enter a new active phase and the "three evil forces" of terrorism, extremism and separatism pose threats to the regional security and stability.

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for several times and reached important consensuses on strengthening strategic communication and deepening defense and security cooperation between the two countries, pointing out the direction for the development of relations between the two countries and the two militaries, General Fang noted.

China is willing to work together with Afghanistan to implement the consensuses reached by the leaders of the two countries, deepen mutual beneficial cooperation in various areas and enrich China-Afghan strategic cooperative partnership constantly, said Fang.

Fang also hoped that the armed forces of China and Afghanistan can maintain high-level exchanges, and deepen pragmatic cooperation in intelligence sharing, personnel training, military capacity building and other areas under the framework of the "quadrilateral mechanism", so as to promote the continuous development of relations between the two militaries.

Gen. Shahim expressed that Afghanistan firmly supports the "quadrilateral mechanism" proposed by China, which is of strategic significance and offers more cooperation opportunities for armed forces of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and Tajikistan.

Afghanistan is willing to further strengthen strategic communication and deepen pragmatic cooperation with China to resolutely fight against terrorist forces including East Turkistan Islamic Movement, so as to maintain regional peace and stability, Shahim added.

Gen. Fang Fenghui held a welcome ceremony for Gen. Shahim before the Inaugural Strategic Dialogue.

The Afghanistan Ambassador to China Janan Mosazai was present at the meeting.


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