Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi said that Beijing and Islamabad play significant roles in maintaining security and peace in Afghanistan.
In an interview with China’s CCTV, Alvi said that a stable Afghanistan plays an important role in the development and success of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, or the CPEC.
“Another advantage of it is that many Central Asian countries, including Afghanistan, also hope to export their products through Gwadar Port,” Alvi said. “Currently, we are seeking to promote the peaceful reconstruction process in Afghanistan, in which China also plays an important role. Once the country resumes peace and stability, China and Pakistan will jointly help it to step out of its plight and rebuild. The CPEC will also play a greater role
“Afghanistan’s connection to the CPEC has advantages in economic growth and development in Afghanistan and it could play a key role in the development of Afghanistan’s exports and imports,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, the deputy of the ministry of economy.
Meanwhile, the Islamic Emirate’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that Afghanistan’s security is now ensured and that neighboring nations have the chance to invest.
Mujahid noted that the government wants good economic relations with Pakistan and China.
“A good opportunity has been provided in Afghanistan for many nations to start businesses here and continue to make good use of this opportunity. And in this regard, China is also an important country in the region and is an economic country. We have good economic interactions with them and want to keep it, and Pakistan also needs transit, and Afghanistan needs trade,” Mujahid noted.
According to analysts, China and Pakistan can play an influential role in maintaining peace and stability in Afghanistan.
“Both China and Pakistan can play a positive and effective role in securing peace in Afghanistan,” said Wahid Faqiri, a political affairs analyst.
“Unfortunately, given the current situation, especially Pakistan views its interests as dependent on the continuance of the existing situation in Afghanistan,” said Nematullah Bizhan, an international relations analyst.
Earlier, the Chinese special envoy for Afghanistan, Yue Xiaoyong and Pakistan’s deputy foreign ministry consulted about Afghanistan’s joining the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to promote the country’s economic development and prosperity.
Source: Tolo News
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