11 March 2017

News Story: Chinese envoy calls for improvement of security situation in Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS, March 10 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese envoy on Friday called on international community to invest in supporting national security and defense capacity building in Afghanistan to improve the country's security situation.

Wu Haitao, China's deputy permanent representative, made the appeal at a Security Council debate on the issue of Afghanistan.

Wu said in order to better respond to threats of terrorism, transnational crimes and smuggling, Afghanistan needs to enhance its self-defense capability.

In this regard, regional countries as well as organizations like Shanghai Cooperation Organization need to enhance cooperation on security, he said.

Wu said that advancing national reconciliation process is the only way towards long-term peace in Afghanistan

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