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China pledges support for Afghanistan’s reconciliation process

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang vowed support for Afghanistan’s reconciliation process and safeguarding the war-torn nation’s independence, sovereignty, security and territorial integrity. Keqiang made these remarks while holding talks with Afghanistan CEO Abdullah Abdullah at the Great Hall of the People

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China, Afghanistan ink 3 cooperation accords

Afghanistan and China signed cooperation agreements on security, reconstruction and education cooperation on Tuesday after the Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao arrived in Kabul. China has agreed to provide four security scanners that would be used by police and National

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Why Pakistan wants to open more trade routes with Afghanistan?

Pakistan’s Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan during his recent visit to Kabul brought up the issue of opening more trade routes with Afghanistan. Afghanistan and Pakistan presently have four trade routes: Chaman, Ghulam Khan, Torkham and Miran Shah. Mirnashah is

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China plays a key role in Afghanistan’s development: Afghan, Pakistani experts

Afghan and Pakistani foreign affairs experts believe that China can play a key role in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan, given their political non-interference and their abundance financial resources to sponsor investments. They say China has built good relations

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Trade ties with China a basic need of Afghanistan

After the announcement of China’s readiness to further commercial relations with Afghanistan, Afghan officials are enhancing focus on expanding these relations. Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) regarded trade ties with China as a basic need of Afghanistan for

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China’s involvement in Afghanistan to remain largely commercial

China is believed to emerge as a strategic player in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US troops. This has annoyed some Western officials who think China has secured itself a key position in Afghanistan’s mining sector without providing any security

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China’s Afghan policy

As part of its more assertive Asian diplomacy, China is playing an increasingly active role in Afghanistan. In the past two years it has also raised the profile of its diplomatic and economic engagement. This marks a departure from its

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Exit America, Enter China: The Promise of Chinese Development

As U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014, China is poised to act as a stabilizing force in the region, reaping the benefits of American military efforts. Though the Chinese are not significantly or directly contributing to Afghan security by

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Three cooperation agreements signed between China and Afghanistan

Three cooperation agreements were signed between China and Afghanistan on Sunday. The signing ceremony took place in presence of President Hamid Karzai and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Dr. Rangeen Dadfar Spanta, Afghan advisor of national security affairs, and Chinese

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FMC to make oil refinery in Afghanistan

America’s FMC oil and gas corporation would invest in refining Amu river oil in a joint venture with an Afghan company. The oil refinery will have the capacity to refine 60 barrels of oil on a daily basis. The contract

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3 companies shortlisted for oil extraction in Afghanistan

Minister of Mines Waheedullah Shahrani announced on Monday that bids from companies of Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey have been shortlisted for a major oil and gas exploration project in the Tajik Basin in northern Afghanistan. The companies

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Oil extraction begins in Amu River in northern Afghanistan

The China National Petroleum Corporation begins extracting oil from the Amur River basin in northern Afghanistan. The firm won the 25-year contract for oil extraction last year, covering drilling and a planned refinery in the northern provinces of Faryab and

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