China's Xi pledges security equipment, training for Afghanistan

July 10, 2015 8:43 AM

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China's Xi pledges security equipment, training for Afghanistan

BEIJING China will provide Afghanistan with security equipment and training, President Xi Jinping told his Afghan counterpart on Friday, days after Chinese officials observed the first tentative peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban.

Pakistan hosted the talks aimed at ending more than 13 years of war in neighboring Afghanistan, where the Taliban have been trying to re-establish their hard-line Islamist regime after it was toppled by U.S.-led military intervention in 2001.

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