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US, China cooperate to train Afghan diplomats

Representatives from the US and Chinese embassies in Kabul jointly selected a group of promising Afghan junior diplomats.



Washington: The United States and China on Thursday launched a joint programme to train Afghan diplomats.

The programme was kicked off at the China Foreign Affairs University yesterday that, among others, was attended by US envoy to China Gary Locke, Chinese MFA Asia Department director general Luo Zhaohui and Afghan Ambassador to China Sultan Baheen.

Representatives from the US and Chinese embassies in Kabul jointly selected this group of promising Afghan junior diplomats, who will first participate in a two-week training programme sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and will then attend a Department of State-sponsored training programme in the US, an official statement said.
The move is part of the decision taken by the two countries on the May 03-04 Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing, to advance shared goals of a stable, secure and prosperous Afghanistan.

PTI

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