Sudan: Vice President praises stances of China and its support to humanitarian work in Darfur

Khartoum, May 23 (SUNA)- Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha has expressed Sudan's appreciation to the stances of China and its continuous support for realization of peace, stability and development in the country besides China's decision to extend humanitarian services to Darfur worth more than 10 million dollars and the support extended earlier by Beijing in this regard. This came when the Vice President received at the Republican Palace Wednesday the Chinese envoy on Darfur, Liu Giujin, in the presence of State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ali Karti. The meeting discussed the progress of the firm relations of friendship linking the two countries and the efforts being exerted for resolving Darfur issue through peaceful dialogue and political consultations. The Chinese envoy announced in a statement to SUNA the decision of the government of his country to extend humanitarian aid to Darfur worth more than 10 million dollars. He affirmed his country's readiness to further develop cooperation between the two sides for boosting economic development and realizing social stability. State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ali Karti, on his part, expressed appreciation for the step made by China of appointing a special envoy on Darfur. He added in a statement to SUNA that the visit of the Chinese envoy came at a time when Sudan and the international community maintain understanding on the humanitarian issues, referring to the efforts of the UN and the African Union through their envoys to bring the views of the movements that did not sign Abuja agreement closer together. The State Minister reviewed the developments in the political arena including completion of the procedures of Transitional Darfur Regional Authority and approval of the support packages of the UN to the African Union's mission in Darfur.