Tue, Oct

Ghani Returns to Kabul from China Tour


Ashraf-Ghani-AhmadzaiPresident Ashraf Ghani returned to Kabul on Friday night from a four day official trip to China meeting with the Chinese president and signing a cooperation agreement between the two countries.

In his speech at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Ghani said that Afghanistan is an insecure country that should be changed adding that the conflict-ridden country would soon be transformed into a center of economic activity, according to the Presidential Office statement.
China is currently the world's second largest economy and an emerging global power.
This comes while the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, said that international cooperation would play a crucial role in helping to bring peace and tranquility in Afghanistan.
Political experts have repeatedly said that China could help Kabul push Pakistan to cooperate and be more honest in its interlocutor role in peace talks with the Taliban.
This is the president's second official trip abroad since his election. The president's first trip was to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah and discuss Saudi's role in Afghan peace talks.