Friday, August 15, 2008

Treaty of China-Afghanistan friendship, cooperation and good-neighborly relations takes effect

The treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Good-neighborly Relations between China and Afghanistan came into force here Thursday, the date of exchange of instrument of ratification.

Hu Zhengyue, assistant minister of foreign affairs of China, and Afghan Ambassador to China Eklil Ahmad Hakimi signed the certificate for the exchange of the instrument of ratification as representatives of their respective governments.

The treaty was jointly signed by Chinese President Hu Jintao and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on June 19, 2006.

The Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, the top legislature, and Afghan National Assembly finished the discussions and ratified the treaty in succession. The exchange of instrument symbolized that the two countries have finished their domestic legislative process.


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