China: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor extended to Afghanistan

During a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Pakistani and Afghan counterparts and extended the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan, The New Indian Express reported April 9. As an integral part of the Belt and Road Initiative, the extension of the CPEC to Afghanistan validates India’s concerns that China will attempt to build deep economic and security ties with countries in the region.

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