Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong said in Beijing Monday that the Chinese government will help the Afghan government train professional personnel for fields such as diplomacy and economy.
Zeng said China is ready to push forward bilateral relations with Afghanistan as the two countries celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.
Zeng made the remarks during a talk with visiting Afghan Vice President Abdul Karim Khalili in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Monday afternoon.
Khalili said Afghanistan and China have maintained sound momentum in the development of cooperation in such fields as politics, economy and culture. He express the wish to learn from China's experience in economic development. He said that the two countries should take the opportunity of the 50th anniversary of forging diplomatic ties to further promote cooperation in all fronts, including economy, trade, security, agriculture and education.
Zeng said China supports Afghanistan's efforts to maintain internal stability and perfect its political system. He said China will continue to actively take part in the economic reconstruction of Afghanistan and step up trade and economic cooperation with the neighbor country.
After the talks, Zeng and Khalili attended the signing ceremony of a number of bilateral documents, including the Sino-Afghan Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement. They also unveiled a silk-made stamp to commemorate the diplomatic anniversary.
Afghan Vice President Abdul Karim Khalili arrived in Beijing at noon Monday after attending the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan, China's southernmost province.
This is his first visit to China, as a guest of Chinese Vice President Zeng.