Efforts made by the Sudanese government, the United Nations, the African Union and the Arab League to resolve the Darfur crisis should be fully recognized, said Assistant Foreign Minister Lu Guozeng during a meeting with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir in Khartoum on Monday.
Calling for more peace-making efforts from the international community, Lu stated that China hoped the government of Sudan would make every effort to resolve the crisis as quickly as possible.
Lu briefed the president on the Chinese government's plan to offer Sudan another 5 million yuan (US$610,000) in humanitarian aid.
Al-Bashir thanked the Chinese government for its efforts to help solve the crisis and its humanitarian aid. He said that his government is seeking peace in Darfur.
Lu arrived in Khartoum on Saturday for a three-day visit.
(Xinhua News Agency August 17, 2004)