|Xi Jinping Meets with Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan|
On the afternoon of December 8, 2022 local time, President Xi Jinping met with Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan in Riyadh.
Xi Jinping noted that China and Sudan are good friends and good brothers who share weal and woe. China supports all parties in Sudan in continuously and steadily advancing the political transition through dialogue and consultation, and opposes interference by external forces in Sudan’s internal affairs. China will continue to speak up for its friend Sudan on international occasions. China is ready to work with Sudan to consolidate friendship and mutual trust between the two countries, firmly support each other’s core interests, deepen exchanges and cooperation in various fields, and push for the steady and long-term growth of the China-Sudan strategic partnership.
Xi Jinping stressed that China will continue to provide assistance within its capacity for Sudan’s development, carry out cooperation in oil, agriculture, mining and other fields, and encourage competent Chinese enterprises to participate in construction projects in Sudan, so as to help Sudan’s economic and social development. China is ready to work with Sudan and other Arab states to deepen and expand exchanges and cooperation in various fields. China stands ready to strengthen cooperation with Sudan within the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and strengthen coordination and cooperation at the United Nations and other multilateral organizations to safeguard the common interests of developing countries and international fairness and justice.
Al-Burhan extended congratulations on the success of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and President Xi Jinping’s re-election as General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee. With a long history, the friendship between the Sudanese and Chinese people is profound and solid. China has long been firmly supporting Sudan in maintaining national security and stability. On behalf of the Sudanese government and all Sudanese people, Al-Burhan sincerely thanked President Xi Jinping and the Chinese people. Sudan firmly supports China in safeguarding its core interests and firmly supports all China-proposed important initiatives. Sudan hopes the relations between Sudan and China and the overall relations between Arab states and China will be further developed.
Ding Xuexiang, Wang Yi and He Lifeng, among others, were present at the event.