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Ambassador Xu Feihong Attended the Signing Ceremony of Sino- Afghan Oil Exploitation Cooperation Project

On 28th of Dec. 2011, Ambassador Xu Feihong attended the Signing Ceremony of Oil Exploitation Cooperation Project between China and Afghanistan held at the Afghan government media center. Mr. Lu Gongxun, General Manager of China National Petroleum Corporation InternationalCNPCIand H.E. Wahidullah Shahrani, Afghan Minister of Mines, representing respectively each side inked the contract. Among others, Mr. Wu Gangchen, commercial counselor of the Chinese Embassy, Afghan Minister of Economy, Minister of Environmental Protection, Deputy Minister of Interior, Ambassador to China, governors of Sari-Pul and Fariyab provinces and dozens of mainstream media representatives were also on the scene.

Ambassador Xu had a cordial talk with H.E. Shahrani following the ceremony. He hoped the Amu Darya river basin oil exploitation project, the second direct investment from China after Aynak copper mine to benefit the two peoples by further promoting the economic development of Afghanistan and economic & trade cooperation between China and Afghanistan. H.E. Shahrani thanked Amb. Xu for the attendance and appreciated the Chinese government for its long-term active participation in the process of Afghan’s peaceful reconstruction. He wished a fruitful harvest of Chinese enterprises from their investments in Afghanistan and promised strong support and timely assistance of the Afghan government.

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