‘Some countries’ need to give Pakistan credit for its counterterrorism role: China

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, second right, meets with Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, second left, at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Lintao Zhang/Pool Photo via AP)

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif arrived in China on Friday at the start of his regional outreach for consultations on the new US policy on Afghanistan and South Asia.

Addressing a joint press conference after his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing, Asif said that the two countries agreed that the solution to the Afghan conflict has to be fundamentally political and that there is no military solution to the issue.

He appreciated China’s “constructive role” in the process for a politically negotiated settlement of the Afghan conflict, saying that Pakistan and China can together contribute to a political solution to the conflict.

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