Special Representative of the Chinese Government on African Affairs Xu Jinghu Attends the Oslo Forum

2018/06/23

From June 19 to 20, 2018, Special Representative of the Chinese Government on African Affairs Xu Jinghu traveled to Norway to attend the 16th Oslo Forum at invitation. Besides the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony, Special Representative Xu Jinghu mainly attended the panel discussion on topics concerning Africa. Special Representative Xu Jinghu introduced the Chinese side's relevant principled stances, and stressed that China has always adhered to taking a constructive part in peace and security affairs of Africa, actively fulfilled responsibilities as a major country, and promoted peace talks, so as to make positive contributions to the realization of peace, stability and development in Africa. The Chinese side is willing to continue to make joint efforts with the international community to play a greater role in promoting the realization of the political settlement of relevant issues at an early date.

On the sidelines of the forum, Special Representative Xu Jinghu met at request with State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Audun Halvorsen and Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Erling Skjonsberg of Norway, as well as President of Ennahda Movement Rashid al-Ghannushi of Tunisia and others, and made extensive contacts with representatives present at the forum, exchanging in-depth views on the situation in Africa and hotspot issues.

   

Established in 2003, the Oslo Forum was co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, serving as an important platform for the international community to carry out dialogue on conflicts, hotspot issues and topics concerning peace and security. The forum is held once a year. It was attended by nearly 200 people this year, including Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire of Somalia, Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi of Iran, Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide of Norway as well as officials and scholars from relevant countries.