China says U.S. representative will attend Afghanistan meeting in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - A U.S. representative will join a meeting with Chinese, Russian and Pakistan envoys on Afghanistan this week, Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

China says U.S. representative will attend Afghanistan meeting in China

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin attends a news conference in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) – A U.S. representative will join a meeting with Chinese, Russian and Pakistan envoys on Afghanistan this week, Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Chinese special envoy for Afghanistan Yue Xiaoyong will host this meeting, said Wang Wenbin, a ministry spokesman.

U.S. embassy in China did not immediately give a comment.

The envoys meeting takes place while foreign ministers from Afghanistan’s neighbours meet on Wednesday and Thursday in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui, Wang said.

The ministerial meeting will be chaired by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and attended by Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi together with diplomats from Pakistan, Iran, Russia, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Indonesia and Qatar.

(Reporting by Yew Lun Tian, Writing by Martin Quin Pollard; Editing by Alex Richardson and Ed Osmond)

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