The Fifth Round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Practical Cooperation Dialogue (CAPPCD) was held in Islamabad on July 19, 2019. “Both Afghanistan and China appreciated Pakistan’s role in facilitating the peace process and its consistent support to various mechanisms aimed at bringing durable peace stability in Afghanistan,” a statement released by the Foreign Office said.
The Pakistan delegation was led by Director General (Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey) Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, whereas the Afghan and Chinese delegations were headed by Director General First Political Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Musa Arefi and Director General Asia Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Ambassador Wu Jianghao, respectively.
During the Dialogue, the three sides discussed implementation status of various projects among Pakistan, Afghanistan and China in the areas of education, health, sports, culture and capacity building. They reaffirmed the commitment to further strengthening practical cooperation to achieve the mutually beneficial goals of sustainable peace, development and prosperity.
The three parties reiterated their support to a political settlement of the conflict in Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process. Both Afghanistan and China appreciated Pakistan’s role in facilitating the peace process and its consistent support to various mechanisms aimed at bringing durable peace and stability in Afghanistan.
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18 August, 2019