A visiting senior Chinese diplomat said in London on Thursday
that pressure and sanctions would not be helpful for the resolution
of the Darfur issue.
"One of the policies of Chinese government is that we have
always stood for equal dialogue, patient consultation and
negotiations in order to solve the political issues ... No pressure
or sanctions can solve the wars or turmoil in essence," Liu Guijin,
special representative of the Chinese government to Darfur issue,
said at a news conference held at Chinese Embassy in London.
Liu stressed that solving Darfur issue required a "holistic
approach" and required the efforts of five aspects.
"The first and foremost is the efforts of Sudanese efforts",
Secondly, the efforts of the resistance movement were also
needed, and without the progress of the political process and the
consensus between the Sudanese government and resistance movement,
it was very difficult to make progress in the deployment of the
hybrid operation, to end the turmoil and improve the security in
Darfur, said Liu.
It also required the efforts of the resistance movement,
international community, neighboring countries, the African Union
and the United Nations, added Liu.
Liu, 61, a veteran diplomat, is a former ambassador to Zimbabwe
and South Africa, and has been engaged in African affairs for more
than 25 years.
(Xinhua News Agency February 22, 2008)