China ready to strengthen ties with Sudan, says Xi Jinping

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China ready to strengthen ties with Sudan, says Xi Jinping

China's President Xi Jinping meets with the chairman of Sudan's Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 8, 2022. PHOTO XINHUA RIYADH - China supports all parties in Sudan in continuing to push for a steady political transition through dialogue and consultation, opposes external forces in Sudan's internal affairs and will continue to speak up for Sudanese friends on the international stage, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday.

Xi made remarks while meeting with Chairman of Sudan's Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Xi said that China and Sudan are good friends and good brothers who share weal and woe, that China is ready to join hands with Sudan to consolidate friendship and mutual trust, to deepen exchanges and cooperation in various fields, and push for a steady and long-term growth of the China-Sudan strategic partnership.

He stressed that China will continue to provide assistance to Sudan's development within its capacity, support in oil, agriculture, mining and other fields, and encourage Chinese enterprises to participate in construction projects in Sudan to help Sudan's economic and social development.

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China is ready to work with Sudan and other Arab countries to deepen exchanges and cooperation in various fields, and is ready to strengthen cooperation with Sudan within the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations and other multilateral institutions to safeguard the common interests of developing countries and international fairness and justice, Xi said.

Al-Burhan expressed his congratulations on the success of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China CPC and Xi's election as General Secretary of the CPC Central CommitteeCPC Central Committee.

He said that the friendship between the Sudanese and Chinese people is deep and solid with a long history.

On December 8, 2022, Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Chairman of Sudan's Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. PHOTO XINHUA China has long been firmly supporting Sudan in maintaining national security and stability, said Al-Burhan, who wishes to thank Xi and the Chinese people on behalf of the Sudanese government and all Sudanese people.

Sudan firmly supports China in safeguarding its core interests and firmly supports all China-proposed initiatives, said Al-Burhan, adding that Sudan hopes that relations between Sudan and China and the overall relations between Arab countries and China will be further developed.