Afghan media urge government to further join Belt and Road Initiative

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-15 20:31:39|Editor: ying
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KABUL, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Afghan print and electronic media have given wide coverage to the Belt and Road Initiative and urged the Afghan government to play a due role proactively in implementing the vital global project.

"The Belt and Road Initiative if implemented could connect China to all the continents of the world and Afghanistan as a neighbor of China and its location in the central Asia could largely benefit from the mega economic project," local newspaper Daily Afghanistan-e-Ma said on Monday.

In an editorial, the daily urged the Afghan government to play its due role proactively in implementing the Belt and Road Initiative within its limited resources in the country.

Afghan newspaper Daily Afghanistan-e-Ma published an article on Monday, highlighting Afghanistan as a bridge that connects south and west Asia, and noting that the country strongly supports the Belt and Road Initiative.

Afghanistan-e-Ma also noted that part of the projects under the Belt and Road Initiative passes through Badakhshan's Wakhan corridor in Afghanistan, and Beijing and Kabul have signed a series of documents in this regard to help implement the initiative.

"Implementation of Belt and Road projects would facilitate national and international investment in Afghanistan which is vital for the country's economic development," the newspaper said in the article.

"Since Afghanistan serves as a cross road that connects south Asia and central Asia onward to Europe, it is a golden chance for the Afghan government to actively participate in ... for the larger national interests of the country," Afghanistan's Daily Rah-e-Madanyat said.

Some Afghan television channels also reported the event and sought the opinions of experts with regard to it.

"The Belt and Road Initiative is the largest infrastructure project of the century that connects all the continents and benefits all the mankind in the globe," economist Azarakhsh Hafizi said in talks with 1TV channel on Sunday night.