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Ambassador He Xiangdong Meets with IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan
2018/01/19

On January 18, 2018, Ambassador He Xiangdong met with Ambassador Ismail Wais, IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan. Thy exchanged views on issues related to the peace process in South Sudan.

Ambassador He said that China has always supported IGAD’s main mediation role in South Sudan’s crisis and commends IGAD and Ambassador Ismail Wais for their efforts to promote the convening of the High Level Revitalization Forum of the parties to the ARCSS. “China will actively and constructively participate in the second phase of the forum and provide a sum of 500,000 US dollars to IGAD to support the forum and the office of the special envoy,” Ambassador He reiterated China’s commitment to promoting the peace process in South Sudan.

Ambassador Ismail Wais said that the issue of South Sudan is complex and has a significant impact on the peace and security in the region. IGAD attaches great importance to the constructive role played by China and is grateful for China’s precious support and hopes to maintain close coordination and cooperation with China so as to jointly promote the early realization of lasting peace and stability in South Sudan.

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