China Offers to Link Afghanistan and Pakistan with Railway
China has proposed that a railway line be built linking the Pakistani city of Quetta to the Afghani capital of Kabul, as well as from the Pakistani city of Peshawar to Kabul, according to Afghan Presidential Palace.
The proposal was made by the Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Kong Xuanyou in a meeting with the Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani.
Xuanyou emphasised the importance of Afghanistan to China’s New Silk Road. He recommended that Afghanistan, China, and Pakistan hold discussions to construct new economic corridors through construction of railway lines.
Ghani said that his country wants to have strong relations with all of Afghanistan’s neighbors.
Peshawar and Quetta have significant Pashtun communities who also make up the majority of ethnic people in Afghanistan.