The item begins by reporting the message of State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Wang Yi, to this event read out by Ambassador Luo o the occasion at the outset of his remarks:
“I would like to extend my sincere congratulations on the official launching of the China-India Joint Training Afghan Diplomat Program.
Since the beginning of this year, President Xi Jinping has met with Prime Minister Modi several times to reach an important consensus on cooperation between ‘China and India’, choose Afghanistan as a priority partner, and agree to start with joint training of Afghan diplomats. Today’s launching ceremony is an important step in implementing the consensus of the leaders of the two countries. It reflects the increasingly close coordination between China and India on regional affairs and marks the new development of China-India relations in new areas.”
It then goes on to report Ambassador Luo’s remarks averring that Afghanistan was an important country in the region. And that, in recent years, with the strong support of the international community, the Afghan government and people have made important achievements in promoting national stability and development. Further that China and India have been actively supporting the process of peaceful reconstruction in Afghanistan. And that the holding of this joint training course is not only the official commencement of Sino-Indian cooperation, but also an important part of the international community’s efforts in aiding Afghanistan. It shows China’s and India’s willingness and efforts to promote regional peace and stability as responsible developing countries.