Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and Secretary General of the United
Nations Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday discussed the situation in Sudan's
Darfur region and climate change in a telephone conversation.
Yang said that China appreciates the positive efforts made by
the UN chief to end the conflict in Darfur.
The Chinese government calls for the peacekeeping mission and
political process in the region to progress in a balanced way, with
the Sudanese government, the U.N. and the African Union all working
together, he said.
The Chinese government hopes the new round of political
negotiation on the situation in Darfur could bring material
results, Yang added.
On the issue of climate change, Yang said the Chinese government
supports the UN's leading role in dealing with climate change
issues, saying that China will take an active part in the
high-level UN meeting on climate change slated for September
(Xinhua News Agency September 12, 2007)