China will continue communication and coordination with Sudan as well as the international community on Darfur issue, and strive for an early solution, said State Councilor Dai Bingguo.
Dai made the remarks Friday morning when meeting with a delegation of the National Congress Party (NCP) of Sudan, the country's ruling party, which was led by Mostafa Osman Ismail, the party's foreign affairs secretary and presidential advisor.
Thanking China for its constructive efforts in pushing for settlement of the Darfur issue, Ismail said Sudan will continue to strengthen coordination and cooperation with the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU), and promote the deployment of hybrid UN-AU operations in Darfur as well as the political process and stability in the region.
Ismail also hoped for a successful Beijing Olympic Games.
Dai exchanged views with the guests on the development of the Sino-Sudanese relations.
Reviewing the fruitful cooperation China and Sudan have carried out in various areas, Dai said China is willing to further develop a long-term and stable friendly relationship with Sudan on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.
China will take the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties with Sudan in 2009 as an opportunity, and further enhance substantial cooperation, Dai said.
Ismail said Sudan will continue to abide by the one-China policy, expand cooperation in various fields with China, and push forward the bilateral relations through exchanges between the NCP and the Communist Party of China (CPC).
(Xinhua News Agency July 12, 2008)