|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on the Presidential Election in Afghanistan|
Q: Afghanistan held its third presidential election today. What is China's comment?
A: We have noted that voting in Afghanistan's presidential election was peaceful in general. As a friendly neighbor of Afghanistan, China respects the choice made by the Afghan people and hopes that this election can serve as a new starting point towards unity and stability in Afghanistan. China hopes to see that relevant parties in Afghanistan can properly handle disputes through dialogue and achieve peace and reconciliation which is widely-based and inclusive at an early date.