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Chinese VP vows stronger ties with South Sudan

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April 21, 2013 (BEIJING) – The Chinese vice president, Li Yuanchao on Thursday vowed to promote friendly cooperative ties with newly independent South Sudan.

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Kom Kom Geng who led the SPLM delegation with Chinese vice president Li Yuanchao in Beijing (Xinhua)

Li, according to Xinhua, made the remarks during a meeting with a delegation from the South Sudan ruling party (SPLM), led by Kom Kom Geng.

China, the vice president said, attaches great importance to developing relations with the world’s youngest nation, further pledging the its commitment to work with the latter, to enhance political mutual trust and deepen people-to-people exchanges as well as pragmatic cooperation.

“The Communist Party of China (CPC) is willing to step up exchanges at all levels with the SPLM to push forward the bilateral friendship and cooperation,” Li reportedly said

Geng, also chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the country’s national assembly, said his delegation hopes from China’s ruling party the experience of state governance, as well as promote bilateral cooperation in investment, education and culture.

In April last year, Chinese President Hu Jintao also held talks with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, where both leaders agreed to expand and enhance pragmatic cooperation in all areas and advance friendly cooperative ties.

Hu at the time, said the bilateral friendly cooperation between China and South Sudan, is in line with the fundamental interests of the two peoples, and also beneficial to the development of a new type of China-Africa strategic partnership as well as regional peace and development.

During his meeting his South Sudan counterpart, the Chinese president made a three-point proposal on further developing bilateral friendly cooperation and enhance cooperation, but within the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

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  • 22 April 2013 07:54, by Akoch A. Magardit

    It’s a briliant idea and policy to create more allies than enemies in economy. On the other hand, it’s important to first examine once country’s relations that exist against the benefits as a result of those economic ties. This is because, South Sudan is such a new state with a mineral which is the most wanted by all economies. Therefore, any move by South Sudan externally is closely monitored.

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  • 22 April 2013 09:19, by Amannyigat Ku Kuat Ran Nek Koc Junub

    Go ahead and create more allies with other countries to promote our economy in S. Sudan rather than stealing the public funds

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    • 22 April 2013 09:33, by Lango2010

      bilateral relationships either from communist or Capitalist state is crucial but South Sudan need to be more wiser on how she make friendship with such countries, to avoid neglecting her citizen interest for the purpose of creating relationship.

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  • 22 April 2013 10:56, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    This is a move to kill democracy, presidential term limits, a blow to those who clothed us when we were naked due to war, fed us with their foodstuffs from thousands of miles when we were forcefully forced to perish due to hunger and most importantly forced peace to effect by forcing the belligerent sides to agree on that. We must learn to tread thoughtfully for the benefit of our future.

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  • 22 April 2013 22:02, by steven

    This is good news and hopefully this collaboration can bring greater prosperity to the country.

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  • 23 April 2013 05:14, by Gatluak P

    while western country are busy to gained their economics by making war and confusion in poor nations. Chinese chose the smart way’’ they help to help them self.. African most be neutral and welcome everyone who cooperate economically. I strongly welcome china relationship to our nation..

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