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After putting off US envoy, Pakistan hosts top Chinese official

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  1. Laozi

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    After putting off US envoy, Pakistan hosts top Chinese official

    Deng Xijun agrees that Afghanistan needs a political solution; lauds Pakistan’s sacrifices in terror war

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    Chinese Special Envoy for Afghanistan Ambassador Deng Xijun. PHOTO COURTESY: Embassy of Peoples Republic of China in Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: In a significant development, Pakistan and China on Monday joined hands in opposing the new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia, as the two countries — contrary to Trump administration’s reliance on military options — called for a political solution to the long-running conflict.

    The development came on a day when Acting US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Alice Wells was supposed to be in the town. Her visit was postponed earlier at Islamabad’s request. Instead, Chinese Special Envoy on Afghan Affairs Ambassador Deng Xijun arrived in the capital for crucial discussions with Pakistani authorities on the implications of Trump’s Afghan strategy.

    In his new policy announced on August 21, the US president laid more emphasis on finding a solution through the use of force while also antagonising Pakistan, a country pivotal to any endgame in Afghanistan, by accusing it of supporting “agents of chaos, violence and terrorism”.

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    Against the backdrop of the evolving situation, the visit of a senior Chinese diplomat has high significance.

    Ambassador Xijun held talks with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and discussed regional and international efforts for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan, according to a statement issued by the Foreign Office.

    The Chinese envoy reaffirmed his country’s “continuing and firm support to Pakistan’s commitment and efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan” while emphasising that there was no military solution to the conflict. He also underlined the need for a politically-negotiated settlement through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, according to the Foreign Office.

    His statement clearly suggested that China, like Pakistan, is not enthused by the new US plan for Afghanistan.

    Even American commentators have been critical of the new plan on the grounds that the Trump administration is trying to resolve the issue through the use of force while ignoring regional players such as China, Russia and Iran, which can play a crucial role in bringing peace to the war-torn country.

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    Meanwhile, in another sign of China’s unflinching support to Pakistan, the Chinese envoy lauded Pakistan’s contribution and sacrifices in the fight against terrorism.

    In this regard, he said: “Pakistan’s efforts towards eliminating the scourge of terrorism should be fully recognised by the international community.”

    Foreign Secretary Janjua underlined the importance of the Pakistan-China strategic partnership while emphasising the need for close cooperation and coordination between the two countries for promoting the shared objective of peace and stability in the region.

    She also expressed satisfaction at the productive deliberations held between the two sides during her visit to Beijing last week.

    They agreed to strengthen cooperation in the ongoing efforts to facilitate peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan as well as promoting meaningful engagement between the three neighbouring countries.

    Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif is also expected to go on a tour of regional countries, including China to garner support in the face of renewed strains in ties with the US.

    Analysts have already warned that Trump’s new strategy could not only antagonise Pakistan but also push it further closer to China and Russia.

    Although there has been no official confirmation yet, the government is also planning to convene a conference of envoys posted in key world capitals to seek their input before formulating a policy on the new US strategy for Afghanistan.

    The envoys’ conference, sources suggested, may take place soon after Eid.

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1493592/putting-off-us-envoy-pakistan-hosts-top-chinese-official/
     
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    Lol.. pakistan acting like a jealous mistress after a long night fight. If America is not going listen, there is a way to get attention. I will call my other partner china.
     
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  3. Rafael

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    Rich coming from an Indian who has just been bi*tch slapped by China. :lol:
     
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    Dem!god SENIOR MEMBER

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    Cheerleading just can't end. :partay::partay:
     
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    Sense and filth don't go together which is why trolls often are senseless and he is a troll.

    Good. China is our immediate neighbor that has stood by us. Its time The US learns that you can't bully every country in the world. Their failure in Afghanistan is their own fault.

    Pakistan should look to increase our relationship with China and keep america at arms length.

    We have already ceased their unplanned diplomatic visits.
     
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    Yeah we all know who is cheer leading for US these days :D
     
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    still.posting after beaten by china how can u even laugh oh i forgot u r indian.
     
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  8. Laozi

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    Pakistan will soon realize how different the two partners are :lol:

    While the earlier one has given her security and luxuries of life

    This one will squeeze her so bad and make a Venezuela out of her :p:
     
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    security lol you are really making fun of yourselves by posting like this, 50,000 martyed becoz of usa. Aaah, if indians are getting jealous we must be doing it right simple.
     
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    First Pakistan should strive for a regional consensus about a solution in Afghanistan with countries like China Russia and Iran. And then Pakistan should take that position when dealing with USA. So it will be apparent to US that Pakistan's position isn't just the desire of Pakistan but also the whole region.
     
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    Cheerleaders really? What does post #2 looks like to you? Oh wait you wrote that.

    Seems like Indians are talking from self experience.
     
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    i Really want that security and luxuries should b given to dehati aurat. We are fine with Chinese. Good luck for u guys
     
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    I think chinese came to cry on pakistans shoulder after the doklam fiasco :p:.
    Look at the scenario, pakistan wants to complain about US and china starts crying about doklam. :lol:
     
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    God for Us Pakistani's Is themselves digging there Diplomatic graves
     
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    Even if you are not right Don't worry :p:
    Muhammad Ali Jinnah: 'I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.'
    Right, self experience of reading what Venezuela is going through after being @#%%% by China

    Good Luck to you May you have a different fate rather than going down like African countries or Sri Lankans :pakistan: