Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sudanese Government Appreciates China's Support on National Issues

Sudanese gov't appreciates China's support to Sudan's issues
2009-09-30 06:11:46
by Fayez Hassan Zaki, Shao Jie

KHARTOUM, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- A senior Sudanese official on Tuesday expressed his government's appreciation of China's stances supporting Sudan whether regarding the Darfur crisis, the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between northern and southern Sudan, or the implementation of many Sudanese strategic projects.

In a special interview with Xinhua on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, Sudanese Presidential Advisor Mustafa Osman said "we appreciate this strategic partnership between Sudan and China."

"The relationship between Sudan and China has remained solid and deeply-rooted. It has never been affected by the changes of governments in Sudan, but instead, witnessed advanced leaps in the economic, political and humanitarian fields," he added.

Ismail went on saying that "in Sudan we regard China as a country that has managed to establish a modern state and achieved stability and welfare for its people. China has also managed to achieve a remarkable economic progress, and through its fixed and stable policy, succeeded in supporting the third world countries and above all else established positive stances towards Africa and the Arab world."

The Sudanese official further noted that China had successfully managed to build a strong economy, overcoming many world crisis, the last of which the global financial crisis, saying "because of its strong economy, China has not been affected by the recent global economic crisis, but instead it has been a support for the great economies which collapsed because of the crisis."

Ismail reiterated his country's support to China's policy, which works to preserve unity of the Chinese lands, saying "we support China's wise policy which restored many of the Chinese lands such as Hong Kong and others to China. It is a policy that we believe to restore the rest of the Chinese lands such as Taiwan."

He said Sudan was keen to develop its relations with China in all fields and that Sudan was attaching a great concern to the cooperation with China in the agricultural field.

"Following the great development in the cooperation between the two countries in the field of energy, we are currently entering an important field, which is agriculture, to provide food," the Sudanese official stressed.

He disclosed that a high-level Chinese delegation would visit Sudan in November to discuss with the Sudanese side agricultural cooperation and sign a number of agricultural projects, saying "we believe there is no ceiling in the cooperation with China, but in fact it is a relation that covers the different fields."

"We hope to make use of the Chinese experience in the agricultural field, because China is of few countries that are ready to transfer their technologies to the different peoples and countries," he affirmed.

He described the Sino-African relations as "strategic and constructive," explaining "we see that the Sino-African relations are very important because China's external policy does not stand on intervention in the internal affairs of countries as some superpower countries do. The Chinese policy, as well, is not confined to provision of humanitarian assistance but also provides development programmes that contribute to stability of the economies of the African countries."

"Because of this external policy, the African countries appreciate and welcome cooperation with China. Additionally, the relationship between Africa and China has significantly outdone other relationships that built on colonialist bases and divided Africa to francophone and Angelo-Saxon states."

The Chinese Embassy in Sudan celebrated on Tuesday the 60th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China.

Chinese Ambassador in Sudan Li Chengwen held a reception on the occasion at the Friendship Hall in Khartoum. It was attended by the representative of the Sudanese President and Minister of Finance and National Economy Awad Ahmed al-Jaz, the Presidential Adviser Mustafa Osman Ismail, Secretary-General of the Council for International People's Friendship in Sudan Ahmed Abdel Rahman Mohamed.

Meanwhile, hundreds of representatives of the foreign diplomatic missions accredited to Khartoum as well as Chinese companies and other organizations in this African country also attended the reception.

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