Terror safe havens in Afghanistan, no such enclaves exist in Pakistan: Lodhi

Kh Asif hits back at Pence for scathing remarks

Wang Yi's Pak-Afghan shuttle diplomacy moves ahead

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif emphasised that peace is the collective goal of Pakistan, China and Afghanistan while addressing the first foreign minister's dialogue of the three countries.

He expected to cement political trust through the trilateral foreign ministers' meeting, and jointly respond to development and security challenges.

"China, Afghanistan and Pakistan, as three neighbors, will naturally try to strengthen cooperation amongst each other", Wang said on Monday.

Expressing dismay over the peace situation in Afghanistan, he said a huge part was not under the control of Afghan government.

This may be the first time the three countries come together on a ministerial level, but they've held several rounds of counter-terrorism talks before.

During the meeting, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif expressed his wish that Pakistan should adopt a tracking system being used by the U.S. and European countries to keep an eye on foreign visitors in the country.

While undertaking task of mediation, Wang Yi had requested the two sides to promote the improvement of bilateral relations and support the Afghan reconciliation process.

Damian Green Was Fired by Theresa May For Lying, Jeremy Hunt Acknowledges
But Mr Hunt suggested Mr Green had been "pushed into a situation" where he said something he "didn't mean to say". Ms Maltby is not commenting on Mr Green's resignation until she receives more details from the Cabinet Office.

Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message to honour cities hit by terror
She said: "I don't know that anyone had invented the term 'platinum" for a 70th wedding anniversary when I was born. This is the first Christmas the family will be joined by Prince Harry's fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle .

Kulbhushan Jadhav's meeting with wife, mother obscured by glass screen, Pakistan propaganda
India acknowledges that Jadhav had served in the Indian Navy but denies that he has any connection with the government. From Pakistan's side, Foreign Office Director India Dr Fareha Bugti was present at the meeting.

China hosted top diplomats from Afghanistan and Pakistan on Tuesday in a bit to mediate a long-simmering conflict between the neighbouring countries.

The three countries agreed to establish the mechanism during Wang's visits to Kabul and Islamabad in June. China and Pakistan will look at extending their US$57 billion (RM233 billion) China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today, part of China's ambitious Belt and Road plan linking China with Asia, Europe and beyond. Both Pakistan and Afghanistan hoped China play its role, reflecting the high trust towards China.

"We welcome China's step for trilateral meeting", Khawaja Asif said.

Khawaja Asif, who is representing Pakistan at the dialogue, said that peace and development are in the interests of all the three countries.

Vice President Mike Pence swooped into Afghanistan for a secret meeting with Afghan leaders and a visit with US troops, pointing to progress four months after President Donald Trump announced a new strategy to end a stalemate in America's longest war.

Afghanistan has accused Pakistan of providing a safe haven for Taliban militants looking to overthrow the US-backed government in Kabul.

Latest News