Yang Jiechi Meets with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir
On August 8, 2011, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum.
Yang said that since the establishment of China-Sudan diplomatic ties, the two nations have cooperated with each other sincerely and achieved fruitful results on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit. No matter how the regional and international situations change, China will continue enhancing its friendship and pragmatic cooperation with Sudan, Yang said. He said the purpose of his current visit is to push forward China-Sudan friendly cooperative relations. He also said China is committed to maintaining bilateral political contacts and deepening pragmatic cooperation with Sudan in the fields of petroleum, agriculture and mining. He added that China is ready to encourage more capable Chinese enterprises with good reputation to invest in Sudan and hopes Sudan would provide convenience.
Hailing the level of bilateral ties, al-Bashir said China is Sudan's real friend and good partner. Sudan-China friendly relationship is a good manifestation of South-South cooperation. China supports Sudan in exploiting oil fields and has helped train many Sudanese talents. Sudan is willing to establish partnership with China in the agricultural sector and enhance their cooperation in the oil domain, the president said. He encouraged China to expand investment in Sudan and also appreciated China's support for Sudan in international affairs.
The two also discussed the relations between Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the Darfur issue.