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Li Yuanchao Met with Former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai

2015/11/04

Vice President Li Yuanchao met with Former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai in Kabul on November 3.

Li Yuanchao said that Mr. Karzai is a senior statesman of Afghanistan and an old friend of the Chinese people who paid several visits to China when serving as president and stays committed to promoting China-Afghanistan relations after leaving office. We appreciate that very much.

Li Yuanchao said that President Xi Jinping and President Ashraf Ghani reached important consensus on further developing China-Afghanistan relations during the latter's visit to China last year. The bilateral relationship is developing as soundly as it was in your tenure. Afghanistan is experiencing political, security and economic transition. The Chinese side hopes to see a united, stable and developed Afghanistan who stays in harmony with neighboring countries. The Chinese side will work together with the Afghan side to steer the course of bilateral relations and move forward bilateral exchanges and cooperation across the board based on win-win cooperation on an equal-footing.

Mr. Karzai said that China is always friendly, sincere and helpful. Afghanistan thanks China for its sincere support in the peace and reconciliation process of Afghanistan which is conducive to stability and security of Afghanistan. Afghanistan admires China's great achievement and hopes to learn from China. Afghanistan will always be China's good friend and partner.

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