China is a Close Friend and Partner of Afghanistan

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with Chinese ambassador Mr. Liujin Sung in his office at the Sepidar Palace.

During the meeting, the Ambassador of China extended the Chinese Prime Minister's congratulatory message on occasion of the Independence Day of Afghanistan to the Chief Executive and emphasized on importance and development of relations between the two countries. The ambassador of China also assured of his country's continued assistance to Afghanistan.

Thanking him for extending the message of the Chinese Prime Minister, the Chief Executive expressed his respect, on behalf of the government and the people of Afghanistan, to the President and Prime Minister of China and called China one of Afghanistan's best allies and partners.

The latest political-security situation, bilateral relations between the two countries and holding elections in Afghanistan were also discussed at the meeting.