Visiting Special Envoy of the Chinese Government for Darfur, Liu
Guijin, held on Tuesday and Wednesday a series of talks with
Sudanese officials on the situation in the western Sudanese region
The Chinese envoy held the talks with Sudanese Presidential
Assistant Nafie Ali Nafie, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
Ali Ahmed Kerti and other senior Sudanese officials.
During the meetings, the two sides exchanged views on the
deployment of a hybrid peacekeeping force of the United Nations and
the African Union in Darfur, the political process for realizing
peace in the region as well as other problems.
Liu said the Darfur issue was developing generally towards a
positive direction in spite of some difficulties.
He hoped that the upcoming negotiations between the Sudanese
government and the Darfur anti-government movements in Libya's
Sirte on Saturday would achieve positive results and make the
political process to realize tangible progress.
The Sudanese side welcomed the visit of the Chinese envoy, and
highly praised the efforts exerted by the Chinese government to
push the political process in order to find a proper solution for
the Darfur issue.
They hoped that the Chinese side would play a bigger role in
pushing the Darfur political process, expressing their keenness to
cooperate with the international society in order to realize the
peace and economic development as soon as possible.
The Chinese envoy arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday on a three-day
visit in Sudan, which is his third visit since he was appointed to
the present post in May this year.
After the visit in Sudan, the Chinese envoy will fly to Libya to
attend the inaugural session of the peace negotiations between the
Sudanese government and rebel movements in Darfur.
(Xinhua News Agency October 25, 2007)