Next quadrilateral meeting on Afghanistan to be held in Oman on Oct 16


KABUL (TCA) — The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that the 6th quadrilateral meeting of representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and the United States will be held in Oman on October 16, TOLOnews agency reported.

The Afghan foreign ministry said that counterterrorism efforts and reviewing Pakistan’s honesty in counterterror efforts will be the key discussions during the meeting.

“Afghanistan’s political deputy foreign minister will attend and from China and America their representatives will also participate in the meeting. Two topics will be discussed: counterterrorism, and Pakistan’s honesty in fulfilling its promises that it will make in the presence of China and the US at the meeting,” ministry deputy spokesman Sebghat Saba said.

The first quadrilateral meeting was held between the four countries on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia Summit in Islamabad in 2015.

On October 9, the Afghan foreign ministry said they want to resume the quadrilateral meetings and this time they will discuss the issues around anti-terror efforts and Pakistan’s honesty in fighting terrorism.

“Goals will be determined at this meeting and in order to follow the goals, they will establish a mechanism. We hope that the meeting will have good results,” Afghan National Security Council spokesman Qadir Shah said.

Meanwhile, the High Peace Council (HPC) on Monday held a meeting with all its provincial directors in Kabul where they discussed practical ways to bring peace to the war-torn country.

HPC Chairman Mohammad Karim Khalili said at the meeting that the international community needs to support the Afghan peace process.

Sergey Kwan