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China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal work together to fight COVID-19 and resume economy

Beijing, China: Foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal on Monday agreed to work together to fight COVID-19 and resume economy.

The agreement came at a teleconference of the four countries' foreign ministers chaired by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Mohammed Haneef Atmar, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistani Minister for Economic Affairs Khusro Bakhtyar and Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali attended the video conference.

Wang said that as a neighbor and partner, China is ready to continue working with Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal to overcome difficulties, safeguard people's health, promote the resumption of work and production and improve people's livelihood to win the final victory over COVID-19.
Wang proposed that the four countries consolidate consensus of solidarity against COVID-19, carry out cooperation on regional joint response to COVID-19, enhance cooperation in the fight against the pandemic and in vaccine development, and accelerate economic recovery and development after the pandemic.

Ministers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal expressed their willingness to deepen cooperation with China to fight COVID-19, ensure the flow of trade and transport corridors, facilitate people-to-people and trade connection, and build a "silk road of health" and community of a shared future for humanity.

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