Sudan is willing to lift Sudan-China relations to a new high through joint efforts, Chairman of Sudan's Transitional Military Council Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan said Monday.
Sudan values the strategic partnership with China and hopes to promote the bilateral ties which are built on the friendship between the two peoples, said Al-Burhan when meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Sudan Ma Xinmin.
Al-Burhan spoke highly of the friendly relations between the two countries and sincerely thanked China for its long-term support and selfless help for Sudan. He said Sudan will make every effort to ensure the security and interests of Chinese citizens and institutions in Sudan.
Ma said China pays great attention to the current situation in Sudan and hopes the country will maintain peace and stability.
China and Sudan have maintained a traditional friendship, mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation, deep political mutual trust and people-to-people exchanges, on the basis of respecting each other's core interests and major concerns, Ma said, adding that China and Sudan are good brothers, true friends and strategic partners and China is willing to continue its friendly ties with Sudan.
China firmly believes that every country and international organization should respect Sudan's sovereignty and political independence and not interfere with its internal affairs.
China believe that Sudan has the ability and wisdom to handle well its internal affairs and safeguard its national security and stability, Ma said.
Ma also met with Omer Zainal-Abdin, chairman of the Political Committee in Sudan's Transitional Military Council, on the same day.
Zainal-Abdin said Sudan and China are strategic partners, enjoy deep-rooted relations and the two peoples have deep feelings toward each other.
He hoped the two sides will continue to make greater achievements in bilateral ties and make new progress through cooperation and coordination in all fields.