China, Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to step up cooperation on counter-terrorism.

This was stated by a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying in Beijing.

Hua Chunying said this agreement came during trilateral Vice-Ministerial consultation on counter-terrorism and security among China, Pakistan and Afghanistan held in Beijing.

Chinese assistant Foreign Minister Li Huilai, Pakistani Foreign Ministry special Secretary Tasnim Aslam and Afghanistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai had an in-depth exchange of views to jointly uphold security and stability of the three countries and the region at large.

Hua Chunying called on all relevant parties in Afghanistan to play a positive role through such mechanisms as the quadrilateral coordination group of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States