On February 22, 2014, Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Presidential Palace.
Wang Yi first conveyed warm greetings from President Xi Jinping to Karzai. Wang Yi said that this year is a crucial year of Afghanistan's transition, and his visit to Afghanistan this time is to deliver a clear message that China attaches great importance to China-Afghanistan relations, and will continue to stick to the friendly policies towards Afghanistan and firmly support the domestic political reconciliation and reconstruction process in Afghanistan. He believed that with the joint efforts from the Afghan government and people, Afghanistan will surely be able to realize a steady and smooth transition, and achieve new progress in reconciliation and reconstruction continuously.
Karzai asked Wang Yi to convey his greetings to President Xi Jinping. He said that Afghanistan and China enjoy a long-term and traditional friendship as well as the mutual trust between both sides. In recent years, Afghanistan-China relations have made rapid and in-depth development, which not only satisfies the Afghan government and people, but also is more cherished by them. No matter what changes may take place in the political situation in Afghanistan in the future, Afghanistan will never change its policies of being friendly to China and deepening mutually beneficial cooperation.