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Thursday Sep 30 2021
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Reuters

China to discuss Afghan situation at Beijing Xiangshan Forum in October

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Reuters

Xiangshan Forum. Photo: file
 Xiangshan Forum. Photo: file   
  • The forum will instead convene a seminar just for experts to discuss topics including the impact of the Afghan situation on regional security.
  • The spokesperson says the Beijing Xiangshan Forum has been postponed this year again because of COVID.
  • China will discuss situation in Afghanistan and other regional security issues at Beijing Xiangshan Forum seminar next month.  


BEIJING: China will discuss situation in Afghanistan and other regional security issues at Beijing Xiangshan Forum seminar scheduled to be held from October 25, confirmed Beijing’s defence ministry on Thursday.

In a statement, China's Defence Ministry said that the Beijing Xiangshan Forum is convening a seminar for experts to discuss Afghanistan and other regional security issues on October 25-26.

The Beijing Xiangshan Forum, a regional security summit attended by defence officials and experts, has been postponed this year again because of COVID, Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said.

The forum will instead convene a seminar just for experts to discuss topics including big power relations, the impact of the Afghanistan situation on regional security, and defence cooperation during COVID times, he added.