South Sudan vows to strengthen ties with China

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-26 18:49:15|Editor: ZX
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JUBA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan plans to strengthen bilateral ties with China to enable the east African country to benefit from its development accomplishments.

Deputy foreign minister Deng Dua Deng of South Sudan said the world's youngest nation will cement the already existing relations with China so as to learn from its development experience.

"We are willing to share the successful experience and formula China has used to achieve socioeconomic development," Deng said on Wednesday evening during an occasion marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Deng also appreciated China for supporting South Sudan's peace process to fast track implementation of September 2018 peace agreement.

Hua Ning, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, said Beijing values its good relations with South Sudan, adding that China would do what it can afford to support political and economic stability in South Sudan.

"We deeply understand the desire of South Sudanese people for peace and development. The peace process has entered a critical juncture, with many challenges still remaining," Hua said.

"We sincerely hope that parties concerned will be unified for peace in the country, and speed implementation of the revitalized peace agreement and work together for the bright future of the country," the Chinese envoy said.