Trilateral dialogue concludes with presenting 5-point recommendations
Islamabad, October 21: The second two-day trilateral China-Afghanistan-Pakistan dialogue concluded here on Monday with presenting five-point recommendations as a way forward to ensure peace, security and development in the region.
The trilateral dialogue was organized by Pakistan-China Institute with the cooperation of German political foundation Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and attended by diplomats, intellectuals and writers from Pakistan, Afghanistan and China to discuss and exchange views on the latest situation in Afghanistan and its future.
Five-point recommendations presented by Pakistan-China Institute Executive Director, Mustafa Hyder Sayed for way forward in cooperation between China, Afghanistan & Pakistan include:
– Trilateral Dialogue, conceived, planned & launched by the Pakistan China Institute, has now been institutionalized with the Islamabad Trilateral Dialogue; the first held in Beijing in August 2013, and in 2015, the Trilateral Dialogue will convene in Kabul, Afghanistan, at a mutually convenient date.
– Joint Trilateral Counter Terrorism Task Force be established between the three neighbours, to share information, intelligence, coordinate policy and strategy to combat terrorism, which should meet quarterly in rotation in each of the three countries capitals.
– Joint Trilateral Task Force for promoting the Central Asia Economic Belt and Pakistan-China Economic Corridor, to include the three neighbors, with projects which can be of mutual benefit to the communities along the Corridor and peoples of the three countries. Trilateral Business Council, involving the private sectors, be established to promote this.
– Joint Trilateral Youth Summer Camps of students and youth of the three neighbours to assemble by rotation in Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, Xinjiang province in China and the Wakhan region of Afghanistan.
– Trilateral Media Conference to be convened annually to promote communication and better understanding amongst print, electronic and Social Media, including bloggers of China, Afghanistan & Pakistan, with training workshops and joint reporting initiatives about each other’s countries reinforced by regular exchanges of journalists.
Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014