Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday exchanged congratulatory messages with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to mark the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations.
In his message, Xi said that Sudan was one of the first African countries to establish diplomatic relations with China. He said that in the past 60 years, China and Sudan have seen a healthy and stable development of their relationship. In 2015, China and Sudan established a strategic partnership.
Xi said he highly values the development of China-Sudan relations and is willing to work with Bashir to take the opportunity of the 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties to deepen the cooperation in building the Belt and Road, and implement the results from the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit, so as to lift the bilateral strategic partnership to new heights.
For his part, Bashir said bilateral relations between the two countries have developed steadily in various fields over the past 60 years. He said Sudan is willing to continue to strengthen friendship and cooperation between the two countries, work to build a community with a shared future, and actively participate in the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative.
On the same day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Sudanese Prime Minister Mutazz Musa also exchanged congratulatory messages.
Li said in his congratulatory message that China is ready to work with the Sudanese government to expand and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields and further enhance the well-being of the two peoples.
Mutazz said that Sudan will work with China to continuously consolidate the traditional friendship between the two countries.
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“Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday met with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir ahead some time in 2018 for the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
Xi highly appreciated Al-Bashir’s deep friendship with China and his important contributions to advancing China-Sudan relations.
Calling Sudan an influential country in Africa and the Arab world, Xi said China firmly supports Sudan’s efforts to safeguard sovereignty, security and stability and opposes foreign interference in Sudan’s internal affairs.
Pragmatic cooperation between China and Sudan has played an important part in promoting the economic development of both countries and stands as a fine example of South-South cooperation, Xi said.
China welcomes Sudan’s participation in the Belt and Road construction and would like to take the opportunity to boost energy cooperation between the two countries and create a new mode of agricultural cooperation covering the entire industrial chain, Xi said.
China commends Al-Bashir’s active engagement in pushing the signing of a comprehensive peace deal by all parties in South Sudan and is willing to work with Sudan to make an active contribution to peace and stability in South Sudan, the Chinese president added.
Hailing the solid mutual political trust and deep traditional friendship between the two countries, Al-Bashir spoke highly of China’s great achievements in development and its important role on the international stage.
Al-Bashir expressed his gratitude for China’s firm support for Sudan’s efforts to safeguard sovereignty, independence, and stability, as well as for Africa’s course of peace and development.
Sudan supports the Belt and Road Initiative and the proposal for building an even stronger China-Africa community with a shared future, Al-Bashir said.
The Sudanese president also expressed the willingness to enhance pragmatic bilateral cooperation between the two countries and their coordination in global and regional affairs.
After the meeting, the two presidents witnessed the signing of agreements on bilateral cooperation”.
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