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China’s top diplomat says supports Turkey’s efforts to safeguard stability

SHANGHAI: China supports the Turkish government’s efforts to safeguard security and economic stability and believes that it will overcome its “temporary difficulties”, China’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, told Turkey’s foreign minister on Saturday. China’s foreign ministry said in a statement that Wang had made the comments in a phone call with the Turkish minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu. Read More: Erdogan vows Turkey will not be cowed by US The Turkish lira has lost a third of its value against the dollar this…

China tells US Pakistan plays ‘key role’ in Afghanistan

BEIJING: China's top diplomat has defended Pakistan's "important role" in Afghanistan in a phone call with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, after President Trump accused Islamabad of harbouring militants. Trump, in unveiling his Afghanistan strategy this week, said Pakistan was playing a double game by accepting American aid while giving safe haven to insurgents who kill Afghan and NATO troops. But China State Councillor Yang Jiechi told Tillerson Wednesday that "we should attach importance to the important role…