Deputy PM/Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in China. It is possible that Sardor Umurzakov arrived in China instead of Abdulaziz Kamilov, who is currently undergoing treatment abroad.
According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, China will host the third ministerial meeting of Afghanistan's neighbors on March 31.
According to her, the conference will provide a good opportunity to review providing assistance to Afghanistan in the humanitarian and socio-economic areas.
In addition, the parties will be able to compare approaches to countering the common threats of the spread of terrorism and drug trafficking from Afghanistan.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said China hopes that the China-US-Russia+ meeting and the third foreign ministers' meeting of Afghanistan's neighboring countries will help strengthen consensus among all parties on the Afghan issue.
China also hopes to encourage countries in the region and the international community to step up support for the peaceful reconstruction of Afghanistan to help the country swiftly achieve peace, stability and development.
The first meeting of the foreign ministers of countries neighboring Afghanistan was held on October 21, 2021 in Moscow, the second - on October 27, 2021 in Tehran, which were attended by Uzbekistan, China, Russia, Tajikistan, Iran, Pakistan and Turkmenistan.