comscore With new pact, China moves to shore up Afghan ties | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

With new pact, China moves to shore up Afghan ties

BEIJING >> China is shoring up ties with Afghanistan with a joint declaration pledging closer cooperation in areas from border security to disease control.

The document was issued following a meeting Friday in Beijing between Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai. Karzai had earlier attended the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional security bloc of which Afghanistan is an observer state.

China is positioning itself for a bigger role in Afghanistan following the departure of most U.S. and other international troops at the end of 2014.

Already, Chinese companies have moved to secure Afghan copper and other mineral rights, while the government has provided equipment and training for the civil service.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments have been disabled for this story...

Scroll Up