Italy’s Draghi, China’s Xi Discuss Afghanistan, G20 Summit
At the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany yesterday morning (Saturday), European Central Bank president Mario Draghi and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a brief chat about Afghanistan. The discussion took place while they were waiting for their bilateral meeting with each other to start at 9:45 am local time Saturday.
According to the Financial Times, China’s Xi Jinping and Italy’s Draghi discussed how they could cooperate on Afghanistan at this year’s G20 summit. According to their conversation, both leaders agreed that terrorism was a major threat for all nations today; however, despite agreeing with each other in terms of counter terrorism strategies regarding Afghanistan , the two countries disagree about international rules established by global economic powers like NATO or what concerns Europe should have over Asian security issues such as territorial disputes between Japan and South Korea .
The Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during last weekend’s Group of 20 (G-20) Summit held in Hangzhou when discussing ways that they can work together against terrorist activity within Afghanistan