The international community agrees to resolve the Darfur issue through
political means, Chinese Special Representative for Darfur Liu Guijin said here
Thursday, after his African tour including a visit to Sudan in June.
Liu also attended the international conference on Darfur issue held on June
25 in Paris, where he says the international community including the United
States and European Union agreed to push forward the political process as the
Sudanese government had accepted the hybrid peacekeeping action.
The deployment of the hybrid force is the final part of a three-phase support
plan, also known as the Annan plan because it was drawn up by former UN
secretary-general Kofi Annan, with aims to end armed conflicts in Darfur.
He said the political process was to persuade all political parties in Darfur
who have not signed a peace pact to negotiate with the Sudanese government.
Liu said the consultation between the African Union, the United Nations and
the Sudanese government as a mechanism to solve the Darfur issue has proved
effective and should be continued.
China's position and policies towards Darfur have won acknowledgement and
appreciation from African countries, he said.
"China's endeavors contributed a lot to the fact that Sudan accepted,without
condition, the third phase of the peace plan over the Darfur issue," Liu said.
"Of course its acceptance is mainly due to the government's consideration for
the long-term and fundamental interests of Sudan and the Sudanese people," he
Liu said China will work with other Security Council members to guarantee the
hybrid peacekeeping operation and help to maintain the reconstruction and
economic restoration of the Darfur region so as to achieve enduring peace in the