NEW DELHI/BEIJING – India and China have launched their first joint programme for Afghanistan to train its diplomats in New Delhi and Beijing in phases.

An understanding to launch a joint programme in Afghanistan was reached during an informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held in April at China’s Wuhan city.
In June, after the two leaders met again at the Chinese coastal city Qingdao, India’s foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale, confirmed that the two countries would undertake a capacity-building project in Afghanistan.
“First joint programme by India and China for Afghanistan begins,” according to a tweet put out by the Indian Embassy in Beijing on Saturday.
Ambassador @vkumar1969 today hosted 10 Afghan Diplomats who will be travelling to India for the 1st India-China joint training programme for Afghan Diplomats under the aegis of the Trilateral Cooperation between India China and Afghanistan.
Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan (Vinay Kumar) “hosted 10 Afghan Diplomats who will be travelling to India for the 1st India-China joint training programme for Afghan diplomats under the aegis of the Trilateral Cooperation between India, China and Afghanistan,” the tweet said.
This will be a first such project in the war-torn country by India and China.

Afghan diplomats to be trained by India, China under joint programme


NEW DELHI/BEIJING – India and China have launched their first joint programme for Afghanistan to train its diplomats in New Delhi and Beijing in phases.

An understanding to launch a joint programme in Afghanistan was reached during an informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held in April at China’s Wuhan city.
In June, after the two leaders met again at the Chinese coastal city Qingdao, India’s foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale, confirmed that the two countries would undertake a capacity-building project in Afghanistan.
“First joint programme by India and China for Afghanistan begins,” according to a tweet put out by the Indian Embassy in Beijing on Saturday.
Ambassador @vkumar1969 today hosted 10 Afghan Diplomats who will be travelling to India for the 1st India-China joint training programme for Afghan Diplomats under the aegis of the Trilateral Cooperation between India China and Afghanistan.
Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan (Vinay Kumar) “hosted 10 Afghan Diplomats who will be travelling to India for the 1st India-China joint training programme for Afghan diplomats under the aegis of the Trilateral Cooperation between India, China and Afghanistan,” the tweet said.
This will be a first such project in the war-torn country by India and China.

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