China, Pakistan call for ceasefire in Afghanistan

Dawn | Jul 25, 2021 at 9:02 AM
  • Pakistan and China on Saturday called on all Afghan stakeholders to agree on a comprehensive ceasefire and work together to achieve a broad-based, inclusive and negotiated political settlement.
  • The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to facilitate and support an “Afghan-led and Afghan-owned” peace and reconciliation process for the early realisation of a peaceful, stable, united and prosperous Afghanistan.
  • The two sides exchanged views on bilateral strategic, economic and security cooperation, Covid-19 pandemic and international and regional issues of mutual interest, and reached consensus to collectively take measures to safeguard their common interests and promote peace, prosperity and development in the region.