Vice-President Xi Jinping Tuesday reaffirmed China's commitment to a political resolution to the Darfur issue, and said he hoped the Sudanese government continues to make efforts to end the conflict.
Vice President Xi Jinping (L) shakes with Sudanese Vice President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha at a welcome ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, June 10, 2008.(Xinhua/Liu Weibing)
Xi was speaking at a meeting in Beijing with his Sudanese counterpart Ali Osman Mohammed Taha.
China appreciates the efforts made by the north and south over the past three years to carry out the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and hopes the two sides can solve the dispute through dialogue and negotiation, and push forward the peace process, Xi said.
Reiterating China's position on the issue, Xi said the country is willing to work with the international community to seek an early and proper solution.
China has always supported the resolution of the Darfur issue via the three-party mechanism of the Sudanese government, the African Union and the United Nations, and the double-track strategy of peacekeeping action and the political process moving forward together, he said.
Acknowledging the achievements in the implementation of the peace agreement, Taha thanked the Chinese government for its efforts in Sudan's national reconciliation.
The Sudanese government will insist on negotiation to solve the Darfur issue, he said.