China's Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said in Beijing Thursday that the Chinese government hopes the peace deal signed between the Sudanese government and the main rebel faction in Sudan's western region of Darfur will be implemented soon.
"China appreciates and supports the positive results achieved by the Sudanese government and people in realizing national reconciliation," Li told his Sudanese counterpart Lam Akol who is in Beijing for a five-day visit.
"We hope the relevant peace deal would be implemented soon so that Sudan can realize full peace and development," Li said.
Early last month, the Sudanese government and the Sudan Liberation Movement faction led by Minni Arkou Minawi signed a peace agreement.
Lam Akol said Sudan welcomed the international community to participate in the economic construction in southern Sudan and the Darfur region.
He also expressed his hope that Sudan would receive more international assistance for its peace and development.
Lam Akol has met with China's State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan after arriving in Beijing on Wednesday.
(Xinhua News Agency June 2, 2006)