KHARTOUM — A Chinese envoy was in Khartoum for talks on Sunday after his country backed a UN resolution that aims to halt border fighting between Sudan and South Sudan.
Zhong Jianhua arrived in the Sudanese capital on Saturday and was expected to leave on Sunday night after talks with government officials, a Chinese official told AFP.
“I think mostly it’s about the current situation between the two Sudans,” said the official, who did not wish to be identified.
From Khartoum, Zhong will head to Addis Ababa and then to the South Sudanese capital Juba, the official added.
Zhong was to hold talks later on Sunday with Sudan‘s Foreign Minister Ali Karti, the spokesman for Khartoum’s foreign ministry said.
China backed a unanimous May 2 UN Security Council resolution ordering Sudan and South Sudan to halt weeks of border fighting which raised fears of all-out war.
Despite the ceasefire call, Sudan‘s army said last week there had been renewed combat along the disputed frontier, while the South said it again came under Sudanese air attack.
The UN resolution said the two countries must resume by this Wednesday stalled African Union-led talks, which were held in the
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