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Sudan
2009/09/27

The Republic of Sudan is situated in northeastern Africa, with an area of 1.88 million km2. It has a population of 37 million, and its predominant religion is Islam. The official language of Sudan is Arabic, and the capital city of the country is Khartoum. The current President of Sudan is Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir.

China and Sudan established diplomatic relations on February 4th, 1959, since which the two countries have maintained long-term friendship. In September, 2015, President Bashir came to China to attend the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and World Anti-Fascist War upon invitation. President Xi Jinping and President Bashir held talks and signed a Joint Statement on the Establishment of Strategic Partnership between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Sudan. In 2014, the two-way trade between the two countries exceeded US$3.4 billion.

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