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China calls for Juba-Khartoum Oil Talks

Author : | Published: Friday, June 21, 2013

The special representative of the Chinese government to Africa met this morning with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Envoy, Zhang Jianhua arrived in Juba from Khartoum yesterday to discuss ways in which South Sudan and Sudan can begin negotiations on oil production.

While in Khartoum, the Chinese envoy met with President Al-Bashir, who discussed his country’s commitment to the agreements signed with South Sudan.

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mawien Makol, who spoke to Eye Radio shortly after the first meeting in Juba, said that the vice President’s postponed trip to Khartoum will go ahead next week:

“His visit to Sudan….. will be next week but the day is not known yet .”

Meanwhile, the Chinese envoy confirmed China’s ‘support for achieving a peaceful solution of the differences between South Sudan and Sudan’.


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