China is calling all parties in Afghanistan, including the Taliban, to take part in peace talks. The foreign ministers of China and Afghanistan made the joint appeal at a regional Afghanistan-support conference in Beijing.
Afghanistan said it looks forward to deepening cooperation with countries in the region, particularly on fighting terrorism and corruption with China. Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani just wrapped up his four-day visit to Beijing, bringing home millions of dollars worth of Chinese investment deals.
CCTV America interviewed Kurt Volker, a former U.S. Ambassador to NATO on what he believed would be the future state of Afghanistan, and whether he thought moves by China and other nations to build peace will help.