Follow Indian model in ties with Afghanistan, China told

August 29, 2015 04:01 am | Updated November 16, 2021 05:08 pm IST - Washington

Lauding India’s constructive role in Afghanistan, the U.S. has asked China to follow the Indian model of engagement and developmental efforts in the war-torn country.

“India has played a constructive role over the last several years inside Afghanistan, and we would look to other nations like China to do the same,” State Department Spokesperson John Kirby told reporters yesterday.

India has so far given financial assistance worth over $2 billion to Afghanistan and has been involved in massive developmental efforts in this war-torn country.

“I think everybody in the international community could benefit from an Afghanistan that is secure and stable and prosperous. We want to make sure that we’re all pulling on the same oars here to get Afghanistan to that better future,” Kirby said.

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