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Published Date: Feb 18, 2014

Pakistan, Afghanistan, China Seminar underlines need for trilateral dialogue

The speakers at a seminar on Monday stressed the need for trilateral engagement of Pakistan, Afghanistan and China, saying that dialogue among the three countries was imperative for regional peace and stability. The roundtable discussion, which was held at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), in collaboration with Pak-China Institute (PCI), emphasised that a high-level trilateral dialogue among the regional players was need of the hour, as it would ensure peace and stability in the region.

The speakers said that Pakistan and China must strongly support the process of reconciliation and reintegration in Afghanistan. They said that while people were aware of the challenges and problems in Afghanistan, there was need to develop a healthier culture of dialogue and debate in the country.

The speakers said that there had been problems between Afghanistan and Pakistan at the governmental level and the border areas between the two countries remained to be problematic, which reflected the lack of trust between the respective governments. The discussion stressed that both the countries should look for ways and means to establish better communication channels and economic relations between their younger generations. The governments should now come together and work towards strengthening of ties through better border management and infrastructure development. Both the countries should also work to develop stronger economic relations with China, as this was all the more
important in the context of the post-2014 withdrawal of Nato/Isaf troops from Afghanistan.

They said that opening up of trade between Afghanistan and Pakistan could also be beneficial in terms of enhancing their relations,
besides bringing economic gains to both. At the same time, strengthening of relations with China would be crucial in opening up economic avenues for both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

They were of the view that China was a transitional state and could create opportunities for other countries of the region. They stressed the need for a more sustainable policy in order to establish a stronger partnership between the three countries. Those who spoke on the
occasion included Senator Afrasiab Khattak of Awami National Party (ANP), Jan Achakzai of JUI-F, Former ambassadors Khalid Khattak, Ashraf Jahangir Qazi and Senior diplomats from China and Afghanistan.