Afghanistan hosts Pakistan and China for peace talks

01:08 PM | 15 Dec, 2018
Afghanistan hosts Pakistan and China for peace talks
KABULPakistan and Afghanistan on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to step up fight against terrorism, on the sidelines of the trilateral summit in Kabul.

Speaking during a press conference alongside his Afghan and Chinese counterparts, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he visited the Afghan capital to strengthen bilateral relations by bridging the trust gaps.

“Pakistan supports Afghan peace process,” he added while emphasizing that Islamabad would benefit from peace and stability in the neighbouring war-torn country.

Earlier today, Qureshi arrived in Kabul to attend the 2nd meeting of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Trilateral Mechanism.

Afghanistan is hosting a three-way meeting with neighbours China and Pakistan to discuss peace as well as economic and counterterrorism cooperation.

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Kabul and Islamabad have agreed to improve bilateral relations between the two nations, the Khaama Press reported.

Calling Afghanistan and Pakistan as strategic partners of China, Wang Yi said all three nations have agreed to step up fight against the terror groups. He also called on Taliban group to accept the Afghan government’s offer for peace talks.

In his turn, Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani said the second round of trilateral summit was organized with the focus to expedite joint efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.

Rabbani further added that the issues of fight against terrorism and political reconciliation in Afghanistan were discussed during the summit.

He expressed hopes that the second trilateral summit would yield positive results in coming weeks and months as he urged Pakistan to cooperate with the Afghan government in ongoing reconciliation efforts.

During his one-day visit, FM Qureshi will also meet top Afghan leadership, including President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.

Afghanistan & BRI

China has invested billions of dollars in infrastructure projects in Pakistan over the past five years as part of President Xi Jinping's global Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Chinese and Pakistani officials say they are considering expanding the bilateral China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, or CPEC, to Afghanistan, through road and rail links to promote connectivity and economic development in the war-ravaged country.

Pakistan says the expansion of CPEC to Afghanistan will give it better access to Central Asian markets for Pakistani exports.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 23 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 23, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.25
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.52 748.52
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.46 731.46
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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