The special representative of the Chinese government for Darfur Liu Guijin arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday on a four-day visit to Sudan.
Received by high-ranking Sudanese officials at the Khartoum International Airport, the Chinese special representative said the visit, the sixth since he was appointed to the post in May 2007, was aimed at "exchanging ideas and views with the Sudanese leadership on the Darfur issue."
"The Chinese government believes that the international community should work together urgently to find out a proper solution to the crisis so that the political process (in Sudan) will continue," the Chinese diplomat told reporters.
He expressed his government's support for an initiative advanced by Qatar to host the next round of Darfur peace negotiations in Doha, hoping that a comprehensive peace solution would be worked out through joint efforts of the parties concerned.
(Xinhua News Agency January 7, 2009)