CHINA WRITES OFF GOVT LOANS TO SUDAN, SAYS ITS AMBASSADOR

KHARTOUM, The Ambassador of China to Sudan, Li Lianhe, says China has written off all its government loans to Sudan until the year 2015 as part of the co-operation agreements signed recently between the two countries.

Speaking at a media briefing here Thursday to highlight on outcomes of the recent the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) Summit in beijing, Li said China would write off its government loans to African countries in accordance with a pledge of President Xi Jinping made at the summit

He also announced the formation of a Sudan-China joint committee for boosting co-operation between Sudan and China in all fields and to remove the obstacles facing co-operation between the two countries.

He added that China would provide Sudan with grants and interest-free loans to be diclosed during the recent visit of Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir to China to achieve economic development, referring to the signing of co-operation agreements between the two countries in the fields of agriculture, industry and Customs administration.

The Ambassador affirmed his country’s keenness to encourage co-operation between the two countries in the field of petroleum.

He praised the role played by Sudan for realizing peace in South Sudan, asserting that China will continue to help African countries solve their internal issues with commitment to the respect of the principles of countries’ sovereignty and non-intervention in the domestic affairs of nations.

On outcomes of the recent summit, he said China will prioritise implementation of the eight campaigns — industrial development, contribution to the building of infrastructures in Africa, easing trade and green development, capacity-building and health, people’s communication and maintaining Africa’s peace and security.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK