Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has underscored the importance of trilateral cooperation between Pakistan-China-Afghanistan for peace, connectivity, mutual development and economic prosperity.
He was addressing a ceremony to distribute books, school bags, stationary and items of winter clothing among 200 Afghan refugee children in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Foreign Minister highlighted the generous hospitality extended by the people of Pakistan to their Afghan brothers and sisters during the last four decades.
He stated that Pakistan ensured education facilities to the Afghan refugees at par with its own citizens and will continue to invest in the education of the refugee children as it is the real investment for a prosperous future of Afghanistan.
On this occasion, Ambassador of China Yao Jing appreciated Pakistan's continued hospitality to millions of Afghan refugees and expressed his country's desire to work for expanding trilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interests.
The Afghan Charge d' Affiars thanked Pakistan for hosting Afghan refugees for almost four decades and stated that the trilateral cooperation will contribute towards peace and stability in Afghanistan.