TOLOnews 10pm News 08 August 2018
Afghan officials said they are hopeful that US President Donald Trump’s move to reinstate sanctions against Iran will not affect the section of Chabahar Port in Iran that links land-locked Afghanistan to India.
Chabahar Port is a key trade port, providing Afghanistan with direct sea access.
Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jinsong said on Wednesday the level of distrust between the Afghan government and the Taliban is a key obstacle in the way of achieving peace in the country and that this issue has created serious challenges.
He said China has always supported the issue of peace talks and that they “continue to facilitate the talks based on the principle of (it being) Afghan-led and Afghan-owned.”