Q: According to media reports, the second round of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban would be postponed. How does China comment on this?
A: The Chinese side understands the postponement of the second round of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban scheduled to be held in Pakistan on July 31. We call on relevant parties to have national unity and enduring peace of Afghanistan in mind, and press ahead with the peace reconciliation process. This is in the common interests of the Afghan people and parties, and also conducive to regional peace and stability. The Chinese side stands ready to work positively to this end together with Pakistan and other relevant parties.