China's Hu sees role for regional bloc in Afghanistan




 
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China's Hu sees role for regional bloc in Afghanistan
 
June 6th, 2012  
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China's Hu sees role for regional bloc in Afghanistan
BEIJING (Reuters) - A regional bloc bringing together China, Russia and central Asian states wants to play a bigger role in Afghanistan, Chinese President Hu Jintao said in an interview published on Wednesday, as regional leaders gathered for their annual summit. The future of neighbor Afghanistan, facing the withdrawal of most foreign combat forces by the end of 2014, is likely to be discussed at the two-day meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), whose member states fear growing instability spilling across the central Asian region as the pullout goes on. ...




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