Minister of State for External Affairs, VK Singh, arrived in the Chinese capital on Thursday to take part in a key international conference on Afghanistan tomorrow which would focus on the war-torn country's future as US troops prepare to withdraw after nearly 13 years of war.
The United States welcomed China`s growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan`s stability on Thursday, saying a Beijing conference of foreign ministers on Afghan reconstruction this week shows its commitment to the region as Western troops pull out.
China and Afghanistan have agreed to step up crackdown on the training camps of Uighur militants active in China's restive Xinjiang province even as it eyed major investments in the war-torn country's rich minerals and oil sectors.
Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said India's "condition" that the Kashmir issue should not be raised in the Indo-Pak dialogue is not acceptable to his country, according to a media report on Tuesday.
The new Afghan president travels to China this week, signaling the pivotal role he hopes Beijing will play in Afghanistan's future, not only in the economic reconstruction of the war-ravaged country after US and allied combat troops leave by the end of the year but also in a strategic foreign policy aimed at building peace across a region long riven by mistrust and violence.
A fleet of planes and helicopters airlifted the last US. and British forces from a key base in southern Afghanistan on Monday, a day after the international coalition closed the massive facility and handed it over to the Afghan military.