|Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi speaks during the international conference on Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany, Dec. 5, 2011. Delegates from over 100 countries and international organizations gathered in Germany's Bonn city Monday, attending an international conference on Afghanistan to draw up a roadmap for the war-torn nation's future. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)
BONN, Germany, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- China would provide further support in accordance with its own capacity in light of the Afghan needs, said Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Monday.
Noting that the relations between China and Afghanistan had been forging ahead with renewed efforts, Yang said, China would attach special importance in terms of tapping up the resources, infrastructure, energy and training program in support of Afghanistan.
Yang made the remarks while meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai during the International Afghanistan Conference held here on Monday.
This meeting is of great significance, Yang said, reaffirming Chinese stance for appealing to the international community in actively supporting the peaceful reconstruction in Afghanistan and self-administration.
He said China would continue to firmly support Afghanistan's own efforts in maintaining independence, the integrity of sovereignty and territory, and enhancing peace, stability and development.
Karzai expressed his gratitude for Chinese support for Afghanistan's presiding over this conference in Bonn, western German city, as well as the long-term help to Afghanistan, adding that Afghanistan would unswervingly embrace the one-China policy.
He also voiced hopes to enhance the cooperation with China and welcomed more Chinese company to invest in Afghanistan, as Afghanistan expected further supports from China during its future peace reconstruction process.
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